I emailed Professor X to express my interest in his research area and politely asked if he will be taking on new master students. First, I got a brief reply:
Send me your transcript and any papers/reports you have
So I emailed back to him with my transcript and some reports and he asked
Did you apply for any external fellowship/scholarship or anything else?
I said I haven't applied for any fellowships. Then I haven't gotten a reply from the professor for a week. Why would Professor X ask the second question? Since I said I haven't applied for fellowships, could it possibly have changed his mind and decided to not take me as his student?