Fed Chair Jerome Powell stressed that a decision hasn't been made whether to continue pausing next month or hike interest rates.
He also said that officials "didn't discuss anything about going to an every-other-meeting kind of an approach or really any other approach." The focus was solely on the current meeting's decision, he added.
But he said the July meeting will be "live," meaning officials are still open to any outcome.
After Powell's press conference, more investors now predict the Fed will raise rates next month compared to earlier in the week, according to the CME FedWatch Tool.
The Fed under Powell generally does what markets anticipate it will do at its next meeting. That's not a coincidence: Powell's said repeatedly that he doesn't like to surprise markets
"We don't go out of our way to surprise markets or the public," he said on Wednesday. "At the same time, our main focus has to be on getting the policy right."