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When you display cost estimates, when it comes to ranges, what words do you use to convey: Lower End of the Range, and higher End of the range.

The terms I chose (Min/Max) were not liked , so I was wondering if anyone else had any suggestions. Also, what I consider "min" is actually a reasonable cost and I believe it should cost that much. I'm only putting in the max to avoid potential trouble down the road. So it's really, a TARGET cost and a MAX possible cost. Any help is much appreciated.

Research done: I did a lot of research on this and the best article that has the info is here. It recommends saying "best/worst case". Again, management did not like the use of this term either.

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    There is no 'best'. The answer in your case depends on your management's emotions and opinions. Did they say why they disliked the suggestions? That's where I'd start. – Sarov Apr 23 '18 at 13:04
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Pessimistic, optimistic. Favorable, unfavorable. Conservative, liberal. Plus what you wrote in your OP. I think that's about it.

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