Further talks will take place in the coming weeks.
Laois GAA officials and hurling manager Eddie Brennan have held "productive" initial discussions.
A meeting took place last night with at least one other scheduled in the coming seven days.
Talks were due to take place following the Kilkenny man's second season in charge but became trickier when a private conversation on the GAA Hour podcast with Colm Parkinson wasn't removed before being broadcast.
During the chat Brennan was heard criticising county board officials and threw into doubt the possibility of him returning for a third year.
It appears as if tentative first steps have been taken to smoothing over that impasse.