In my opinion "hope" is not a nasty four letter word.
People who hate the word hope generally dislike it when others use (hope) as a "plan" for their lives!
Oftentimes it is seen as being irresponsible to move forward with actions without considering the potential consequences and relying on luck or the (hope) that things will work out to their advantage.
Such examples are quitting a job without having another one lined up, having unprotected sex, and investing in lottery tickets as a financial plan. Everyone "hopes" they'll get what they (want) out of life!
However the law of attraction does not replace the law of action.
Hope is not a plan of action a person should (rely) on as a way of life!