It is two days since the Executive published its long-awaited plan to move out of lockdown and it seems there are more questions now than at the start of the week.
It's true we know that churches and outdoor sports facilities will be among the first to open, while the reopening of nightclubs and face-to-face teaching for university students are in the last phase of the strategy.
We also have a rough idea of how things will progress in between, but as far as priorities and the rate at which restrictions will be lifted, that is somewhat harder to predict.
Even the Executive ministers themselves have said it is impossible to give any guarantees.
There are five stages in the plan with a variety of targets within each - but the timetable for implementation is unknown.
This in itself raises questions - for example, the return of face-to-face teaching for all pupils is due to come into force during the third stage, yet coffee shops and churches will be open by the end of the second stage.
Does this mean religious services will have resumed and it will be possible to meet a friend for lunch in a coffee shop while our children are still struggling with remote learning?
If not, it means that the different sections will be implemented at different times, adding even more confusion to the process.
According to the Executive roadmap, "the return of other pupils to school will commence immediately following the Easter holidays with the aim of children returning to schools as soon as possible".
Yet no one seems able to answer the burning question - when is as soon as possible? We've been told the decisions will be based on data and not dates - but no one can explain the criteria that must be met before restrictions can be eased.
Apparently, it's extremely complicated and subject to a series of variables.
Health bosses won't even say whether there is a threshold on the number of new cases diagnosed each day or how many Covid-19 inpatients will trigger a movement from one phase to the next.
The public is being asked to buy into the strategy - "we know when we stand together, we can defeat this virus and we get a better result", Health Minister Robin Swann said yesterday.
Except the public isn't being trusted that it can cope with the potential disappointment if a surge in cases means it isn't possible to meet indicative dates.
Instead we're being asked to put our faith in an Executive clearly split on the best way forward and with a history of less than an effective response to the challenges thrown up by the pandemic.
At the moment, the best we can work with is supposition and speculation - for example, if all pupils return to school on April 12, the Executive, if it follows the guidance, will have to wait three weeks to assess the impact. This means it would be early May before further measures can be relaxed.
And looking to the final stage of the plan, it is absent of the full and total removal of all restrictions - in fact it talks of laying the groundwork for the future and refers to events "limited only by risk assessment and mitigations". What these mitigations are remain to be seen.
The Executive has said it doesn't want to give people false hope, but right now, a little bit of hope - even if it is misplaced, might be better than no hope at all.