"Maybe" can be the best and worst thing entrepreneurs can hear.
In one context, "Maybe" can be used to put off a decision or even be a smokescreen for non-decision makers who lack the courage to just say "NO". In that situation, "maybe" prevents decisive action on topics that are often time sensitive. It's a brutally inefficient factor in running a business. Please, if you really mean "NO", just say so quickly. We can live with Yes or No, but Maybe is awful. Do us all a favor and make a decision.
On the FLIP side, "Maybe" can be wonderful news. It means someone - hopefully a decision maker - is realizing the role of a leader is to maximize their department/agency/company's performance. "MAYBE" is an indication they realize there is possibly a better way, opening the door for considering your product or service. When leaders of any kind - government, business or others in charge - keep a "Maybe" in mind when exploring new ideas, that's a good thing.
Can one word bring good news and bad news at the same time?