I create a linear regression model with interaction term in the model say: $$y=a_0+a_1x_1+a_2x_2+a_3x_1*x_2+e$$ where $x_1$ is continuous and $x_2$ is binary. Now, I have couple of questions:
If $x_1$ and $x_2$ both are significant and have positive coefficients, that means that if $x_1$ and $x_2$ increase, then $y$ increases. What can I say if $x_1*x_2$ is statistically insignificant? Does it mean that increase in. Does it mean that for $x_2=1$, the effect of $x_1$ on $y$ is not changed, i.e. increase in $x_1$ still leads to increase in $y$? What if the interaction is statistically significant?
What can I say if the interaction term is statistically insignificant and negative? Does it indicate that if $x_2=1$, increase in $x_1$ actually leads to decrease in $y$?