denied

Salesism: The Status No

deniedsta•tus no, noun

This refers to a prospect’s status quo to automatically say “no” or “not interested” to everything. Many executives use The Status No as a way to avoid any responsibility whatsoever and ensure that things never change (or improve) inside their company.

Example:

John, their VP of Inefficiency, hates getting calls from unknown people. I spoke to him today about purchasing Caller ID but he said he wasn’t interested. The Status No is strong with him.