I would presume that you made an offer on a home already in Acceptance. Other folks could do the same, so you are not a buyer yet since you may also have to compete with any other backup offers.
There is plenty of inventory of available homes on Staten Island, in all price ranges, so I'm sure that you would find some other perfect home.
Robert of VIP Real Estate in Great Kills. 718-967-2600
With all that is going on right now in the market, the governor just may call. If your offer is for a short sale property you certainly could get a call. Short sale fallout is greater than 50% in most locations across the country.
But, other situations could occur that would raise your chances such as buyer's remorse by buyer one, finance problems for the buyer, home inspection report of concern to that buyer ... the list goes on and on regarding possible ways a contract can fall through.
But, I would not pull out of the market waiting. Keep looking for a home that you might like even better and be the first to negotiate a contract.
I wish you the best.