Most Helpful Girl
Can I just say: props to the guy for putting his relationship aside so he can mature! That alone makes him sound like a guy who really is trying to do what's best for both you and for himself.
I think there is potential for you two to be back in a relationship. And I think you're doing the right thing by giving him space. Make sure he knows you still care. He's made it clear to you that he still cares, so you should let him know as well. Then when the time comes for a possibility of a relationship, he'll know that you still care about him and things can go from there.
I'm actually in a similar situation right now was well.