(Pro 25:11 KJV) A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Good timing can be everything. Think of the medications people take. Usually there are timing requirements. Some are to be taken at bedtime, others when you rise. The one I take is supposed to be taken with food. One I used to take prohibited grapefruit. Our words and actions can be the same way. Here the focus is on what we say.
Think about the verbal expectations we are presented with. We are to witness. We are to rebuke and encourage. Timing is very important. That is why the “fitly” of the KJV and the “right” (5921) “circumstances” (655) of the NASB are so important to remember.
So? Since you may only get one good chance to say what needs to be said, be alert.