I'm gonna be real. I can't pursue every opportunity that comes my way and have to be extremely picky.
It's hard but that's the only way I can keep a sane bandwidth and keep shipping quality work.
The more information you can give me about why we should work / play / get together — and why it will be fun / exciting / challenging / rewarding / life-changing — the more likely I’ll be to get on board.
Share as much detail with as much honesty as possible and let me know why you feel we would work well together.
In return, I promise I'll get back to you in a timely manner and offer some alternatives if I can't help you.