1. you shouldn't have to make up excuses
  2. or say "maybe," or "I'll think about it."
  3. if you want to say no, then say it
  4. i have always had a hard time telling people no, and i have always had a hard time accepting when people tell me no
  5. but, I've figured out that hearing "maybe's" when they end up turning into "no's" is harder to hear than no right away
  6. and im getting better at using the word "no" instead of maybe
  7. its okay to say no
  8. don't say maybe when you mean no