@kelbot@lnxw48a1 If they charge for their product? Definitely. For one example, look at the game companies that just sell a game for $X and don't use microtransactions.
If they don't charge for it? I don't know.
I personally wouldn't mind paying a few dollars a month to use a good Mastodon instance, but it would be a really hard sell for people who expect social media to be free (in other words, almost everyone)