I don’t think it’s too far-fetched to say most people will tell you that your idea, song, or invention is great the first time they hear about it. This seems to be especially true if you’re in a position of leadership. Many times, people don’t want to disagree for fear of backlash or don’t want to kill your vibe. Both, however, can be crippling.
Me personally, I’d rather a friend or associate be honest with me and help make my project better. That person’s opinion may be valuable and, if you value the relationship, should be taken into consideration.
I know sometimes it’s difficult to hear someone question your work or passion, but if it’s genuine (NO HATE) it may take your passion to the next level. And let’s be honest, no one should want a “Yes” man on their team who won’t identify glaring or subtle errors just to avoid a disagreement.
Address your concerns in love.