Does your boss say these things:
- I’m glad you asked me – Let’s think about that
- I didn’t ask you because it was *my* decision
- We should revisit the strategic implications soon
- Ideally we can table the idea for a bit
- Let’s take that offline and confirm strategic alignment
- We should look at the full organizational impact here
Your boss isn’t comfortable telling you, but he thinks you have a bad idea. Go work for someone brave, smart, and honest enough to say those things to your face.