As a leader, any little thing you say and how you say it comes under scrutiny. If you are in any kind of managerial role take heed to what former professor Gene Jennings had to say (see below). I certainly found this to be true in my experience as a Manage, Director, and Vice President.
“The boss cannot blurt or gossip. The boss cannot say anything that might unintentionally be misinterpreted. The boss cannot even whisper on off-note comment. To an employee, a boss’s whisper is like a lion’s roar! [Emphasis added]
As a boss, you are in a position of responsibility and influence. You can either respect the position and earn the respect of those around you or abuse the position and earn the loathing and distrust of those around you.
Your choice. Just be prepared to live with the consequences.