Over the weekend, Seth Godin shared some wisdom that resonated, In or out:

Often overlooked is how uncomfortable it is to sit on a fence.

Get in or get out. Wasting time sitting on the fence wastes far more time and emotion than you’d expend committing to something.

I’d add to that sentiment, when you’re in the business of providing professional services, it’s a disservice to sit on the fence, not pick a side, or take a position.

In a similar vein, here are some illustrations, shared over the last dozen years:

J.D. Waffler: The Art of Taking a Position

Yes, No, and the Ever Confusing Maybe . . .

What’s 50/50 Legal Advice Worth to You?

To sum it up, flipping the coin shouldn’t be an option, when someone is paying for your honest opinion on a subject that you purport to know something about.