God answers prayers in three ways: by saying yes, this is good and it will happen now; by saying later, it is not time yet; or by saying no, I have a better idea. The better idea may not be what we wanted but it is what we need.
While some people answer questions by saying yes; no; short answers; total silence; a grin. Well, what to expect? 😀
I can only remind myself that the phrase “Certainty belongs only to God” is again, absolutely true.. 😉