This represents the idea of being in the in-between called Liminality
The string of the balloon is hanging from his tie which serves as a representation that He has given himself to the dark side of the system. The tie itself symbolizes the businessman. It’s almost as if an invisible hand holds him by his tie to control him. He has lost complete control. He looks at the balloons as the “system”. It appears huge and powerful. He can’t break away from it but can only admire it.