I think that If youll keep comunicating this way, people will know whats on your shoulders, will maybe understand and give you more support. Its only about comunication.
It's all about this, really. Communicate, also if it is bad news, if you have to tell us we have to wait more. It's ok, as far as we are not left with the feeling nobody cares about us (which I'm sure is not the case, but you have to let people know about this, don't give it for granted).
This is just my 2 cents, considering I'm not contributing much, both in terms of money and time.