Does the cursor move and you get no sound or does it not move at all? If the cursor is moving Finale is playing the sound and you have a problem with your midi setup. If it doesn't move there is a driver conflict somewhere.
Just FYI: mac updates are not troublesome at all. I'm even running development seeds of forthcoming updates; they work just fine. Occasional major updates (eg, macOS 12 to macOS 13 let's say) could break the occasional MIDI driver but that's why drivers get updated. I'm using Reason 10 just fine as well as Finale 27.x. None of my major programs have "broken" in a long time and all work just fine. My sense is that Windows updates happen in the background without always requiring user permission but I might be mistaken.