I am not a Star Wars fan but I have to refer to Yoda and his wisdom.
I abhor being told “I’ll try” when asking a favor. It is the kiss of death. You may as well have said no because you aren’t going to do it.
It is a complete cop-out. They feel bad or they owe you one, so they don’t want to say no. But they have no intentions of doing it either. So, they do the next best thing. They say….”I’ll try.”
UGH! It makes me want to pull my hair out. I’ve learned to reply “nevermind” and just do it myself. But now I’ve lost respect for you. So do everyone a favor,
DO OR DO NOT; THERE IS NO TRY