I'm gonna wait for the timer to end probably. Geralt probably will not be in the mood to interact with those drunks. If any of them pull a sword against Geralt. It's their loss.
That's kind of a shame. Maybe i was spoiled with Telltale Games "silence is an option" but it could be interesting to have this confirmed by a dev.I'm fairly certain if you run out of time the game will just pick the most neutral option for you. I think that's how it was in the witcher 2 as well.