Afaik it is expected behavior:
..soon we will be able to support notifications with buttons so you
can take action quickly without having to navigate away from the
things you’re focused on.
From: Platform Changes in elementary OS 6
Since boot does not halt at grub, your os is booting. Since its mac and all, i expect (gpu) driver faults.
You might try esc or f2 when booting to switch from the splash screen to boot output text. This might show where it fails.
Otherwise try in the grub prompt to remove the quiet splash entries.
Post any output you might find back here.
You can set laptop lid action in:
Try to set
systemctl restart systemd-logind
Also, do you have swap:
Sometimes suspend options are available in bios/efi. Might have a look there.
"Elementary Tweaks" is for eos Juno and below.
"Pantheon Tweaks" (which is a fork of "Elementary Tweaks") is for Odin but it works fine on my Hera.
(here you will find the commands to install it from PPA or from source code)
It's possible a problem with Rufus, not with elementary OS. You could download the elementary ISO yourself here: https://elementary.io/
After that you can point to the downloaded image from Rufus. You could also use another tool like YUMI, UnetBootin or Balena Etcher.