Okay. There is very little that realllly gets me going and ticked off. (Boyfriend may claim otherwise, but he's not writing so we'll pretend there isn't a lot else). I hate the "maybe" response. For example, you plan an event on facebook, half of the people (who you know, who you want to be there) respond with "maybe". You have the event, and about 2 of the 30 show up.
Or there is the "hey lets go do _______ together!" that gets a "maybe" response. Hello world (and people viewing my blog), why is there such a huge problem with commitments? I wish people could just pick one and go with it. It's a yes or a no. We all know that if you REALLY want to do something, you'll be there. There are very few excuses that validate a "maybe".
I wonder if the maybe sayers realize the effect it has on the event planner. I know for me, when some of my closest friends say "maybe" and then don't show up, I know that they really just couldn't say no. If you can't be honest with your friends, what kind of friendship do you actually have? I get that we can't be everywhere at the same time. I had one friend say "I like to keep my options open". I get that, I see where you're coming from, and so on. But thats entirely selfish. If you can go, say yes. If you can't or aren't interested, say no. Make a decision and stand tall behind it. I know I am guilty of this, so I'm done with it. You will rarely hear me respond "maybe". You'll get a "yes", "no" or "can I get back to you on that?".
We have two feet, a backbone and a voice for a reason. Use them appropriately when communicating with your friends. If someone can't handle the fact that you told them no, they probably aren't that great of a friend anyways.