6. When the position is such that neither side will gain by making the first move, it is called temporizing ground.

我出而不利彼出而不利曰支

Sun Tzu

Temporizing ground refers to a situation in which neither side of a conflict has an advantage in terms of making the first move. This could be because the two sides are evenly matched in terms of their military strength, resources, or other factors. In these cases, making the first move could put a side at a disadvantage, so both sides may choose to wait and see what the other side will do before taking action. This approach is known as “temporizing,” and it involves taking a cautious, defensive stance in order to avoid making a move that could be detrimental.

When the market is such that neither side will gain by making the first move, it is called a temporizing market.

In a business context, a temporizing market refers to a situation in which neither side of a potential business transaction or competition will gain an advantage by making the first move. This could be because the two sides are evenly matched in terms of their resources, market share, or other factors. In these cases, making the first move could put a side at a disadvantage, so both sides may choose to wait and see what the other side will do before taking action. This approach is known as “temporizing,” and it involves taking a cautious, defensive stance in order to avoid making a move that could be detrimental.