Here’s an interesting notion. Granted it comes from an examination of business cultures, but do we know of a group (business) that this describes pretty well?
HBS Working Knowledge: Leadership: Don’t Listen to “Yes”
Finally, a “culture of maybe” exists when companies are highly analytical, yet also quite uncomfortable with ambiguity. They go to great lengths to gather more information and to perform additional formal analysis, in hopes of reducing the ambiguity associated with various options and contingencies. They strive for certainty in an inherently uncertain world