Everyone knows how to say yes. We applaud, give a nod, check the box, smile or simply say, “I agree”.
Everyone knows how to respond with a no. We shake our heads, give a thumbs down, X it out or simply answer “nope”.
But a maybe is sometimes hard to express. We can shrug our shoulders, give a wink, wave our hand back and forth. The word maybe itself is hard to say. We feel compelled to give a yes or no answer, to commit ourselves one way or the other. Being undecided somehow seems wrong or at least very wishy-washy, which gives the connotation of being spineless.
There is, however, nothing wrong with putting off a decision until later. Give yourself a little time to weigh the circumstances and make an informed judgement. Nothing wrong with that at all. The problem is verbalizing it when needed.
To assist us all, I have come up with a list of twelve ways to say maybe. Twelve ways to postpone a decision until later. Twelve delaying tactics to give time to think and decide at a later date. Use them at your discretion, my Sweeties.
Twelve Ways To Say Maybe
1 – We’ll see.
2 – Perhaps
3 – Possibly
4 – God willing
5 – Let me sleep on that
6 – I’ll have to talk to my husband/my wife/my mom/Jesus about that
7 – Could be
8 – Ask me again later
9 – I can’t say
10 – I’m uncertain
11 – Whatever
12 – Who knows
Reblogged this on Kate Is Rising and commented:
I love Granny’s post about the use and the power of saying “maybe.” Great post and I wanted to share it here.
Thank you Sweetie. You are so right about the power of using a maybe.
Anyway,just wantеd to say wonderful blog!
Thank you so much.