There is a protocol in the Church that serves to make the process of doing things in the best possible way without hurting feelings. Say, for example, that somebody is going to be moved. There is a lot of discussion that takes place first with all the various people involved. Each of these persons are told to keep matters under their hat until it is officially announced. This way nobody sits on the outside looking in saying, "Why didn't anybody ask ME about this" when, in fact, perhaps they just didn't get to it yet. Or if the process falls through, there is no embarrassment in changing course. It may seem silly but in the long run, the "hush rule" serves us well.
THAT BEING SAID - Do you have any idea how difficult it is to know something and not be able to talk about it??? So you find ways to satisfy that itch as well as being loyal to something the bishop has asked you to do. You officially have a discussion about nothing.
Years ago, my classmate and I were out to dinner with some friends and we both noticed that the others was studiously not talking about certain topics. Spidey senses went up and he asked:
Of course this is all well and good unless you really DON'T know what is going on. That makes the conversation more difficult.