It is OK. Many people have a total misconception about MLM business and people and sometimes they think we are swindlers, thieves or prostitutes. A lot of times we cannot blame others as many companies are pyramid schemes.
At the same time many leaders use unethical MLM methods to work their business and make good companies into pyramid schemes. A big part of the blame is because many good MLM companies do not know how to write marketing plans and the plan is open to or even encourage game playing. These companies need to close the loopholes to stop the money game.
Do not be surprised if the person who avoids you the most one day becomes your strongest leader. Over the years, I have seen that if you politely ask/beg these people to give you a chance to show them your business, they will. Never give up. It took Grace and I eight years to sponsor her classmate Stella and today, 1/4 of our business is in her organization. I will also advise you to ask your upline for help when showing the OPP. Use the ABC method that I teach. Do not do it yourself.