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
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
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
The state of having potential.
Look at all the ladies in the bar tonight... very potentious.
by Danizzle August 20, 2007
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