It sounds so reasonable.
You give up a little bit, I give up a little bit, we both walk away with something. Hey, it's better than nothing. Right? Who could possibly object to a little compromise to get over a rough patch, smooth over a disagreement, get things done, keep the wheels of commerce and industry turning? Conventional wisdom tells us everybody has to compromise from time to time; what's the problem with keeping it in the organizational tool kit?
Well, for one thing, we also say somebody who's vulnerable to blackmail is "compromised."