Our words and symbols seem inadequate for precisely describing and understanding reality. Words are limited by language and its understanding, thus cannot convey profound truths.
In your search for clarity and understanding, you will find truths on a continuum, with varying degrees of ambiguity. To grasp the meaning of a vague responsibility, task, or concept, you have options. You can attempt to understand it from the originator’s perspective, stance, or frame of reference. You can seek to minimize ambiguity by making informed assumptions. You can set the concept aside, and revisit it in the future. You can relax, accept your frustration, abandon the issue, and move on.
If a concept lacks the specificity you require, seek clarification from others.