I'd wager that CDPR has zero interest in loosing their customers base and I do truly believe that a Cyberpunk online can co-exist with DRM-free games. Right now we haven't had any interestinf released on GOG for quite a while so anything that draws more customers is needed.
Then with all due respect you haven't been paying attention. Many people consider Cyberpunk (CDPR flagship game) to be a massive disappointment. Many customers on GOG are boycotting; some reducing spending drastically, and others ceasing to spend any money here for years...which you can ask these folks directly and they will tell you it's because of GOG's direction. If GOG wants to retain (never mind gain) customers, this is an issue.
You are certainly entitled to your "belief" that a Cyberpunk online can co-exist with DRM-free games (though at minimum this is to admit the store would have to be partially DRMed, not fully DRM-free but on a game-by-game basis). I must ask if another "belief" of yours is "Rockstar has been feverishly at work on singleplayer GTA V DLC all these years." Seems to me they lost any interest they may
have had once Online started generating money.
I am not here because I want a corporation to generate money. I am here for DRM-free gaming. You won't hear about it, but Rockstar despite gaining many more customers drove off numerous old customers with their insane hyperfocus on "online at the expense of singleplayer." People could tell, years ago, that GTA V paled comparatively to previous games in terms of singleplayer content and it was notable that many fun/desired activities were online-gated.
So even if CDPR got a huge new customer base they wanted of "Fortnite kids" or whatever by DRMing things, I would not view this as a positive; I would be done with GOG and probably root for them to go out of business. The funny part in all this is that GOG has a much better shot of competing if they stick to their niche of DRM-free (blue ocean) instead of trying to compete with bigger, badder sharks (and their accompanying Shark cards, lol) (red ocean).