I recently completed my interview process for a job that is my top priority. My last interview was on Dec 20th, 2018. The interview went really well. At the end of the interview The hiring manager told me that they still need to interview another candidate and will get back to me after 2 weeks since the Christmas holidays started a day after. But, shortly after the Interview was over (within 30 mins or so), the HR got back to me saying that the Interview went well and said he needs to discuss about my visa sponsorship details if the manager decides to extend an offer.
Later after the holidays got over, I mailed my hiring manager on Jan 2nd(wednesday), asking if they made a decision and he replied back saying that they are interviewing the other candidate tomorrow (i.e, thursday) as they were not able to do it before holidays. He said they will make a decision by end of next week and apologised to keep me waiting.
On Friday evening, I got another offer from a company which is only my second preference. I Immediately let my hiring manager know about this other offer and requested him that It would be great if they could let me know their decision by Jan 8, Tuesday. This was his exact response for this email: Thanks for letting me know xx. Yes, I will get back to you with a decison on Tuesday.
Now how do I decode this response? what does this mean? I am losing my patience, did anyone else face the same situation ? :)
Edit: I would like to know how likely I am to get this job offer and what could be the reason for not making the decision yet as all their interviews are over