The Truth Behind “I’ll Try”

Can you imagine asking an employee to do a given task, or telling a receptionist to please call someone and getting “I’ll try” for an answer?

When we ask someone we know is capable of doing something for us, we expect them to say “I will” and do it. Unless, of course, we are asking for something that may seem impossible to them, in which case their answer will most likely be “I’ll try.”