Very few mods actually require an executable.
Most just need a properly packed SourceMods folder. Generally players seem to prefer the folders but some like the executables.
I worry that some mod teams make executables because they think it’s more professional.
If that were the case I believe Valve would have created a simple executable application to package mods.
I’d like to hear from players as to your choice and from mod teams as to why you chose executables.