Around the corner might be a year to some, a few days to others. If you think in terms of a decade or more for taking a drug from original creation, through preclinical and clinical trials, approval could be said to be around the corner.
IMGN's CEO used the term "Soon" about many events which did happen but sometimes it took a year or more. Many of us reversed it to "Noos" whenever we were speaking of something he said would happen soon.
I believe the truth is, what's soon to a CEO might often be very distant to the rest of us.