Therefore, we can write, knowing our words carry weight. Too often I see limp phrases such as I think, I feel, perhaps, probably, maybe, in my opinion, or even IMHO. If we're unsure about what we want to say, avoid such statements. We don't want to end up as looking ignorant or foolish.
At times, we need to express an opinion, but we do that to state a conclusion based on our expertise that we can't prove.
When my words appear in print,
readers consider me an authority.