In business as well as in the private every day from time-to-time the question arises, whether negotiations should actually take place, or whether it would not save time and nerves, to abort the fruitless discussions in question. Difficult and supposedly futile situations can trigger off enormous amounts of stress. Wanting to withdraw from it is understandable. So, does aborting negotiations therefore make any sense? Where do the risks and opportunities arising from non-negotiations lie?