Right now many inactive ones keep a low profile because they want to keep a good relationship with their JW family members.
If WT starts treating inactive ones like DF'd ones, it will create a lot more anti-WT activists.
And the more activists, the greater the chance that more JWs will stumble upon TTATT.
But the GB make so many boneheaded decisions that I've come to expect it from them.
The only upside for WT would be that they say more angry activists are proof they are being persecuted and the end is so close.