It can be difficult being direct.
Ego, politics, unseen dynamics, all conspire to you having to be diplomatic and indirect in your tactics.
Fair enough, that’s the game.
If you want to play the game you have to play by the rules.
But sometimes there’s no time for the rules.
Sometimes the slow game cause problems that aren’t worth the upside of getting what you want.
That’s when you have to take the short-cut and risk rejection.
If you want something, ask for it.