Gov. Charlie Baker's ban on the retail sale of vaping products in Massachusetts is hanging in limbo Thursday after an Appeals Court judge denied the administration's request to stay a lower court order that Baker amend his ban and reissue it by Monday.

The decision by Appeals Court Judge Kenneth Desmond late Wednesday means Baker will likely have to comply with Superior Court Judge Douglas Wilkins' order that he pursue an emergency regulation, or allow sales of vaping products to resume net week.

"I am not persuaded that the defendants have established a likelihood of success on appeal," Desmond wrote in his decision.

Desmond also ruled against the plaintiffs, including the Vapor Technology Association, which had asked the Appeals Court to lift the ban immediately rather than give Baker time to adjust.

A spokesman for Baker said the administration was considering its options.

"The administration declared a public health emergency and imposed a temporary ban on all vape products to allow medical professionals to better understand what is making people sick and resulting in deaths in some cases, and is working on next steps with the Attorney General’s Office to ensure the ban remains in place," spokesman Terry MacCormack said in a statement.