(It's hard for me to believe that this question has not been asked before, but I couldn't find a duplicate.)
I'm thinking specifically of a question like this one. Answers for this question will obviously be opinion based, although I think reasonable people can probably disagree on whether it's appropriate for this site, since we often allow questions that draw upon users' opinions rather than upon hard data if those questions are asked properly. The question is currently on hold, but several people disagree with its on hold status. Similar situations appear to arise pretty often.
For "gray area" questions like this, is it better to delay answering until a clear direction emerges on the question's appropriateness, or is it considered OK to answer and let these decisions be made later?