Not every response to a simple question needs a complicated reply.
Instead of telling a story that you think explains why you’re about to say yes or no, you could just answer the question.
If you complicate a simple question, imagine what you might be doing in other areas of your life to create obstacles and delays that don’t need to be there.
Pay attention when you start to spin a tale of justification — chances are no one is as interested in why as much as you are. They just want to know if the answer is yes or no.