Ran across an article recently, discussing the overuse of the word ''just'' in business emails. The author suggested breaking away from this word choice, as it may come across as lacking confidence. (on the part of the email sender) Hadn't really thought of it that way, but thinking about it now, I'll use ''just'' if I've second guessed an idea. According to linguistic ''experts,'' just leave just ...out of the sentence, altogether. It doesn't change the overall context of the sentence, whatsoever. ''My firm is hopeful of just making an introduction...'' as opposed to ''My firm is hopeful of making an introduction.'' Both sentences seem fine, but the first one could come across as lacking confidence, I suppose. So, do you find yourself overusing this word ''just'' in business emails or even in everyday conversation? If so, do you agree with the connection between using the word (as opposed to not using it) as a lack of confidence on your part?