"I'd say I don't think people should assume it's dead, but it's not a lock either. An offer is on the table and as far as I know it's not dead just yet. That could change, but at this point I think people might want to slow down on trying to read the tea leaves and guess what is going on."
For whatever it's worth, I guess it's a good deal better than confirming the deal is dead. Although I had mentally began to move on.