It feels hard to break the silence. The longer it stretches, the more momentum it appears to carry with it. It’s easier to let it continue than to break the thread.
We delay things further by waiting for the right moment. But the best time to break the silence was a minute ago.
The next best moment is now.
Simply decide if it is better to say the thing than to leave it unsaid.
The awkwardness of breaking the silence is insignificant when compared to saying what needs to be said.