A couple weeks ago, on our morning meeting our boss said that “I want to eliminate the words ‘maybe’”. He said that the words ‘maybe’, ‘probably’, etc makes you looks un-professional. It will make a confuses if you said it to your team member, and it will make you look incompetence if you said it to your superior.
I would agree for that and maybe there are more that I’ve always try to avoid to say it, especially to my superior.
– It’s not my job – I’ve heard this word come from my manager mouth to our director, honestly it lower my respect to my direct manager.
– It’s not my problem
– It’s not my fault
– I can’t do that simultaneously, I don’t have enough hands.
– I’m overqualified for that job
– This job is to easy, everybody can do that
– It’s Impossible
– Etc, many more…
Well I hope I can choose my words more wise in the future. 😀