I saw a quote the other day on Twitter that went along the lines of... "Don't say maybe when you mean, no."
As I reach out to potential partners for IPaintMyMind's Shared Walls™ program, this idea rings true. By a long shot, I'd prefer a clear NO than a false MAYBE.
This is an important idea. How often do we say the former when we mean the latter? Probably too much, even if our intentions are good. But to be fair, expecting others to mean what they say starts with each one of us doing the same.
No is a perfectly acceptable answer... especially when a false maybe is the alternative.
I'm going to try and get better at this. Wanna join me?