Choose and Commit
There’s an old negotiating technique called, “If I could, would you?” When you use this technique, you’re asking the other side to commit but refusing to do the same in return.
“If I could offer you 100 dollars for this item, would you take it?”
“Are you offering me 100 dollars?”
“If I did, would you take it?”
For the love of god just pull the trigger and ride the bullet to wherever it takes you! Make a choice. Make a commitment.
Don’t be a weasel.