Whenever I run an imageinfo / commonmetadata query on a TIFF file, I get empty output. The difference between metadata and commonmetadata isn't entirely clear to me, except that commonmetadata doesn't crash on files like PDFs with gigantic text scans in metadata (T86611).
According to https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Exif, "To get a unified representation for all formats that matches the JPEG metadata format, use the &iiprop=commonmetadata option.", so I don't see any particular reason why it shouldn't work on TIFF files.
An example file with some metadata: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SouthRiverNJ1936.tiff