And the answer is one that everyone is going to hate! IT DEPENDS!
- If this is someone new that you've just met, that level of confidence is probably going to scare that person away
- If this is someone that you've known for a long time and with whom you have shared other worries, if would probably be OK. I would phrase it carefully, though, asking for advice or ways that they think you can jump start your business.
Also think about the people you are choosing to meet with. Are they referral partner material, meaning, do they want to help and have the same target market? If not, while it is not a waste of time to meet, the time spent could be better used if you were more strategic in selecting people to meet.
Did I miss anything?