I am a technical person who has dabbled in business before, but recently I am trying to make a larger move into business, since I have a good opportunity to get access to certain equipment at no cost, which usually can cost a business a significant sum to start with.
For this to happen, my current employer knows about my side business I started and they said they would like me to help them find possible partnership prospects in a new market - this employer hired me for my technical skills, so clearly this is new territory so I told them I could do it in my company's time and we can create contracts to share income. At their request, I found them a very good partner who emailed us and are willing to start this project.
However from our end, my employer hasn't responded and it has been 3 weeks since we received the email. Given that all responsible parties are not ill or on holiday, is it fine to behave like this? I am worried their interest might go away if we take long - of course in my industry everything moves slow, but I usually prefer to do things as soon as I can to follow leads, I understand some people prefer taking their time - but isn't 3 weeks a lot?