I always try my best to reply to messages, even if it is a simple hello.
“Why?” I asked.
You never know the relevance of that message down the road. Once, somebody messaged me and I thought, ‘what’s the point? I don’t talk to this person often.’ It turned out, we had some common ground and I helped introduce him to someone. Later, he referred me to a company. The rest is history right? We spun off as a separate entity with me as the CEO.
Imagine if I didn’t reply.