(I don't think my question is a duplicate of this, because I'm not asking how to do it)
I have managed to get a job offer from company A, which I like, but I am still waiting for a reply from company B, which I like more. I think I did quite decently during the interviewing process and am somehow confident that I'll get a positive response. However, I did the last interview 5 days ago and I thought they'd be much faster.
Of course, I can't just assume that I'll get an offer, turn down A's offer and wait. I'm thinking of writing my contact person and asking for an answer.
Would that hurt my negotiation status, if they decide to make me an offer?
PS: I'd very much prefer to avoid things like accepting A's offer and then rejecting it if I get an offer from B.