The reason I'm asking is because I want to know if 2-of-3 can be used by two parties as a way for one party to pre-commit to purchasing something before they actually do. For example, suppose Alice is selling her old car for 2 BTC, and Bob has said over the phone that he'd like to buy it. When Bob shows up and pays, naturally Alice wants to wait for at least 1 confirmation just to make sure Bob's not pulling a fast one on her and trying to double-spend the coins back to himself.
It's inconvenient to have Bob wait around for 10 minutes (and possibly an hour or more if mining luck is really low, or if Alice wants more than 1 confirm). So instead Alice creates a multisig address that Bob sends money to, and the transaction to the multisig addresses gets 1+ confirmations before he shows up, then Alice signs it. Once Bob arrives to inspect the car, possibly changing his mind but otherwise deciding to go through with it, he broadcasts his signature and drives away.
Does Alice need to wait for 1+ confirmations of Bob's signature to be sure she'll get the funds before letting him leave? She may want to verify that blockchain.info sees the transaction just to make sure it has been broadcast (as Bob's phone or whatever might be conveniently offline when he 'broadcasts' his signature), but having done that, is there any danger left?