I am writing a software which provides user an ability to either mark "will do" or "consider doing". Right now I need a word to describe the latter. People who want to do something, still consider doing something or, in general, are on the fence of doing something.

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    How about undecided? Apr 19, 2020 at 13:16
  • @WeatherVane thanks for suggestion, however I hope for a noun though so as to have a multiple form later on
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    Apr 19, 2020 at 13:19
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    The other option "will do" is not a noun. If you want one here I suggest ditherer but it might be hard to find one that is not perjorative. Apr 19, 2020 at 13:20
  • "Wishy-washy" comes to mind, but it sounds like you need something more diplomatic. I agree with "undecided". Apr 19, 2020 at 13:24
  • Do you mean indecisive? Every wise person considers an important decision for some period of time. Undecided and indecisive are far from exact synonyms. Apr 19, 2020 at 15:16

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Let's say, for example, that you want to ask your users "Are you in interested in X?" In that case, you could give them YES, NO, and MAYBE as the three possible answers. You could then use these as nouns (M-W) to categorize each respondent as "a YES", "a NO", or "a MAYBE". So your indecisive person would be "a MAYBE".

A few additional examples:

Question: "Rich, are you going to play golf with us on Thursday?" Answer: "Put me down as a maybe."

Question: "Is Rich playing with us on Thursday? Answer: "He's a maybe."

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