Chatter about whether CEO Alan Mulally is staying put at Ford – or splitting for Microsoft – is getting louder…and Reuters sources say the board wants answers. They meet today. Mulally may or may not be there. But they'll talk about him either way. Mulally has not tried to dispel talk that he's interested in Microsoft – such as when I spoke to him at last week's unveiling of the new Mustang, and that's what has some directors steamed.