This can be simple as wanting to be seen to be one of the team and needing to be liked.
While there is much merit in being able to deliver tough messages in an empathetic way, your employees will look to you for guidance and signals as to what is really going on at work.
If you are wishy-washy then that can be interpreted as a lack of confidence in yourself, in them, and in the way forward. You will create anxiety where there doesn’t need to be any.
You the founder, or the manager has much influence over the workplace culture that develops in your firm. Make that influence deliberate and with purpose rather than creating an atmosphere that is counter to what you are trying to achieve.
You are paid the big dollars (in your staff’s eyes anyway) to make the hard calls. So put on your big boss pants and get on with the job. Rather than pandering to the people around you, use your abilities to to get the job done in the manner that works with your purpose, your people, and your processes
Below is a link to an article that highlights why being a boss can be uncomfortable and why it is best to move past this. Remember that top managers and great leaders aren’t born that way, keep working on your skill basket to ensure you get to the top of your game.