If someone goes up to a baby and says:
“What could this thing ever achieve??!! Look at it, it’s so weak and helpless! It will never accomplish anything!”
Then you would probably call that person an idiot.
But when some know it all looks at a young entrepreneur or an early stage startup and says:
“What could this tiny business ever accomplish?!! They’re all so young, naive and inexperienced!”.
Then most people accept the criticism and stop going after their dream.
We can’t measure human potential. We can’t measure the potential of a startup.