Maybe. It depends. Perhaps.
Weasel words? I suppose. But I prefer to think of them as conditional responses.
If a community member asks “can we do this?”, I can reply “maybe”, and then list the criteria for a “yes”. I’m just adding some requirements.
Now, if I don’t list the requirements — if I just throw a “maybe” out there — I’m definitely being weaselly. I’m not making a commitment either way.
So, note to self:
The next time I think about saying “maybe”, I better figure out those requirements.
Note: This post is a response to WordPress.com’s The Daily Post prompt. You can find more of these posts via my “The Daily Post” tag. It’s a great way to get into a daily writing habit! Try it out yourself.