Sharing with Free Collaborators - Sheets vs Templates


From what I have found, if I create a template a free collaboartor cannot use them. Is it just better to share sheets with them instead? I have a set of intake, metric sheets and dashboards others would like to use in their departments, but we do not have an Enterprise account, therefore they are not licensed. If I share these items with them as Editors, could they use them and adjust workflows, and contact lists for their deparment? Please advise...