There are no easy answers especially for someone who sees things in shades of grey.
Those one word answers like- Yes or No- often sound cold or too direct. I prefer the word "maybe" as it is open ended and walks in the middle, actually it skips on both sides of "yes and no." The word "maybe," is very non committed. Often misunderstood and leaves room for imagination.
It also causes problems when a decision needs to be made.
When my children, Chelsea and Sacha were younger we use to play a game that went like this.... I would ask them simple "yes or no" questions like, "Can you drive a car?" or " Do you have brown eyes?" or "Are frogs green?" The object of the game was to respond truthfully without using the words "yes or no." It was a game I invented to help them discover and use other words in English.
At the start of the game we would sing, "You can't say "yes" you can't say "no" what are you going to say....I don't know?"
I still don't know.
There doesn't seem to be any easy answers these days... especially regarding... well if you are someone like me, just about any question these days.
Do you think I will feel more at ease when life starts ending in periods and not question marks?