Note to self on answering “maybe”.

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’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.

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