Many times while working on rules, it would be helpful to be able to disable other rules. Reasons for doing this would be:
-Testing outside of the workbench (ensure your process using Drools activates certain rules, without the clutter of other rules firing)
-Turn off rules if it is determined that they are impacitng the operational environment
-Allow development of rules in the same space while not breaking the build/deploy of rules
-Allow for inclusion of rules in the operation system that do not run until approved, while still allowing other updates to occur in the meantime.