Inability to make difficult decisions
Unwillingness to make difficult decisions
Dodging awkward questions
Avoidance of nasty issues
Because of their inability or unwillingness to make difficult decisions, planners and budgeters often over-programme and pay little attention to priorities, resource constraints, or phasing of implementation. The result is a tendency to cut or delay spending in a case of unexpected shortfalls.
When in doubt, mumble. When in trouble, delegate. When in charge, ponder.