Silence is not a clear cut affirmationDuring discussions between a group of people or on individual to individual basis sometime one person tells something but the other person neither says no nor tells yes and keeps quiet. Many times people take this as yes only but it is not what that person meant by silence. Actually he is telling that he is not a party to your proposition and this signal is as good as no. So we have to be careful while talking with people who many times keep silence on our questions, or propositions, or offers, or teachings etc.
We must get a clear cut affirmation or yes from that person and then only we will be sure that he is with us and he wants to join willingly in that particular task or endeavour which we are thinking to undertake in a combined mode.