In a system where the current development uses a red-yellow-green rating (where red is bad, green is good and yellow could easily fall in any of these categories), what could be a better wording?
My problem is that yellow could be: average, slightly falling short, close to fail.
Obviously, by using 5 or more positions for this rating, or a numerical scale I'd solve this problem easily, but that's the reason of my problem: this is NOT an option because we have no access to backend and their coding algorithm only "spits" this 3 options set.
To make things more complex, this is actually based on numerical stats (I know, I know). To make things clearer: in an 1-10 scale, Red would be something like under 3.00, yellow something between 3.01 and 6.00 and green 6.01 to 10. Getting to green doesn't necessarily mean the user wins anything, but s/he is in track. However, falling to red implies a real loss in terms of personal validation as well as a financial loss, so it's kind of a big deal.
Please note that the 3 positions rating cannot be changed, only the wording on front end, however, we could abandon the color based rating for something else. What could be a better option for this, specially for yellow?