Should I use could or could have in the following sentences.
I was preparing really hard for the presentation because it could affect/could have affected my future significantly.
At that moment, I knew it could change/could have changed everything.
I was standing in the hallway thinking what could go wrong/could have gone wrong in an hour.
The reason I'm struggling here is that I think could is used for future possibility, not past possibility. But here I'm talking about future in the past, and I want to convey that it was a crucial point and the result could/could have affected my future, without giving away the result of the situation.