I don’t know the exact statistics, but I’d imagine “the masses” have no problem buying into Cloud services as they exist today.
But there are also people who are skeptical of the cloud. People generally will view SAFE Net as a “Cloud,” and, in pure irony—because of Maidsafe etc. touting itself as a cloud, while rejecting all other clouds—will be shrugged off by those who have grown skeptical of cloud services. But it’s still TECHNICALLY, a cloud. (On top of its other features.)
Should we even call ourselves/itself a Cloud, or something else? Would my conservative mom be willing to use SAFE as a means of backup, she being incredibly not trusting of “clouds”? Would calling it a cloud instantly deter someone like her/others from ever looking at the system again? Or will all the many other aspects of SAFE be an inevitable bullet train that bypasses concern? I think any kind of correct marketing would quell this issue, let alone the features themselves.