In Oct. 2012, a client contacted us via email because they were "very" keen on having our espresso catering services for an eleven day event in August. 2013. After ten months of extensive email and telephone negotiations, including several modified contract requests and June 26, 2013 onsite meeting, we got an email on July 10, 2013 that they would not be utilizing our services due to logistical challenges and budgetary constraints. Please note that we neither pursued inquiries nor marketed other clients for August given that every detailed communication by the client (including budget and logistics early on) indicated a very clear "intent" to use our services. Do we have a cancellation claim against them? They say no because they didn't sign a final contract nor give us a deposit.