The word used as an escape when commonly found in a tricky conversation. An easy answer for a yes or no question without consequences. The better form of Maybe. Often most affective when said while using hand gestures.
Speaker 1: "Did you punch yourself in the face while dancing awkwardly?"
Speaker 2: "um... eh. Potentially..."
by steffers_11 December 31, 2011
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An answer you can give to your "friends" when they ask you to hang out, but you don't want to. So instead of saying no, you lead them on like a no good thirsty hoe who wants your dick but looks like big foot.
Person 1: You wanna ball tomorrow?
Person 2: potentially

Person 1: I'll take that as a no. Fuck you too.
by MRxMUFFINxMAN April 18, 2017
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The term used to describe someone who you're more than friends with, but not in a relationship with. Short for "the potential boyfriend/girlfriend," it is used to define that awkward limbo phase where you're kinda dating/kinda seeing someone.
Son: Hey mom, where's Kelcey?

Mom: She's hanging out with Marco. I think he's The Potential.

Son: Oh geez, God help that poor boy.
by TheNickyZac June 9, 2012
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The state of having potential.
Look at all the ladies in the bar tonight... very potentious.
by Danizzle August 20, 2007
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Untapped ability to achieve great things.
He's earning mid-B's so far this year, but he has tremendous potential. I think he'll end up with an A if he starts studying.
by Diggity Monkeez February 11, 2005
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