I've gone through four interviews with a high profile company in a big city for a non-entry-level career. The third interview was a 5 hour technical interview where, at the end, the senior staff said I did extremely well, performed "above-average", and wanted to schedule a final interview with me as soon as possible with a C-level executive eight time zones away. They subtly mentioned that they'd love to offer me something but speaking with leadership was a final formality in the process.
The meeting with the executive was scheduled by the next day and for 30 minutes but we hit it off and talked for almost an hour, ending with her saying that she was happy for the opportunity to speak with me and hoped that'd I'd be joining the team.
I got an email within 20 minutes, around 9AM, from the hiring manager saying that he heard nothing but good things and wanted to schedule a quick chat the same day. I replied within minutes that I had a few meetings but was available for most of the day and let him know when a good time to call was.
6PM rolls around and I never received a call nor email. This company has been prompt, punctual, and exceedingly courteous up to this point and it seemed like the hiring processes was going extremely well. I can't tell wether this is a sign of disrespect and/or their wanting to sweat me out over the weekend in the hopes that I'll hastily take whatever offer they throw at me next week. I've never been blown off like this before. I have other offers on the table and don't feel rushed and, though I really like this particular company, this behavior makes me nervous. How should I take it?