“Obi-Wan!” he shouted to his companion, who wheeled toward him at once. “Destroyer droids!”
The younger Jedi nodded, smiling. “Offhand, I’d say this mission is past the negotiation stage.”
Quoted from Star Wars Script
What does "offhand" mean in the script above?
According to the dictionary,
offhand means 'not friendly, and showing little interest in other people in a way that seems slightly rude'.
I don't exactly see how this meaning makes sense in that dialogue.
Does it mean that the younger Jedi regarded destroyer droids' attack rude or unfriendly?
Another possible interpretation is that it means 'done or made without previous thought or preparation', which means the Jedi thought the attack was reckless or rash.