Given all the noise and unknowns about Uber, the ride-sharing app-based service, it may be best to wait to see the outcome of the four-month study of the company proposed by the mayor.

For several months, Mayor Bill de Blasio has pushed a plan to cap the number of vehicles Uber could operate in the city. That plan has been put on hold, and in its place the mayor has agreed to a four-month study to sort out the problems of congestion and other issues raised by dissenters.

That honking you hear in the background comes from disgruntled taxi drivers who feel that the mayor has caved into the blitz of ads from Uber. Most of the television ads posted by Uber features people of color, each in opposition to the mayor’s proposed cap. On the other hand, there’s the commercial by rival Carmel, depicting an Uber driver inappropriately caressing a passenger.

The mayor’s abrupt change of course was a lurch that troubled Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who believed they were on the same page. If there was a rift between them, it was quickly settled the other day and the two have “agreed to disagree.”

How this sits with Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, chair of the Council’s Transportation Committee, may not be a reconciliation he favors because he has been outspoken against Uber, charging that it is using tactics “similar to Walmart.”

We hope that at the end of the study period, we will have a better idea of the Uber impact and if the mayor and the speaker can move forward amicably on with a balanced program. Any balance, we believe, would have to settle the question of employment opportunities with the company’s overall profit margins and whether it will retain 20 or 32 percent of revenue.

Is it true that 50 percent of Uber drivers leave after one year with the company? And if so, why? And how about the issues that Uber drivers are private contractors and not employees and the need for stricter labor laws?

We are aware that Uber is appealing the decision of California Labor Commissioner’s Office, which ruled ruled that an Uber driver who used the company’s app to connect with customers must be considered an employee, not an independent contractor.

These issues are just a few of the questions and concerns we have about a company that purports to be a “small business” but is valued at over $50 billion, according to Rodriguez.

In many respects, the genie is out of the bottle, and the best we can hope for is that Uber abides by the rules and regulations of all the city’s taxis. Uber cars are already abundantly present in the city, and opponents feel they have only brought more congestion. Still, others conclude that blocking the increase of Uber cars will not end the congestion problem, nor will a few more cars make it worse.

Was the mayor’s call too restrictive? Perhaps, but we should get a better understanding of the issue after the study is completed. Meanwhile, there are hundreds of New Yorkers on their cellphones right now accessing the app and summoning an Uber driver to get them to their next meeting.