Clarity vs Certainty: How to avoid "Hedging Bet" Words
How we crave for certainty! But its not coming. Get over it! We have a desperate search for more and more information, so that we can be certain of our outcome. From a leadership angle that leads to analysis paralysis and the team stays put with no action on the ground.
One good way to break out of analysis-paralysis is to do a 'what's-the-worst-thing-that-could-happen' exercise. Having done that, the fear factor lessens and in most cases you are able to move ahead.
Instead we push for Clarity - getting our direction clear, making an assumptions list, testing as many as we can. We can tell the team - 'This is what we know. These are the three assumptions we are making. This is the risk mitigation we've done.