I ask questions at work. It’s a big part of my job.
If I’m not feeling confident about my understanding of the the subject matter, I do not like this part of my job. Which is a bit of a predicament, as I’m usually asking questions because I need to know more. I have to force myself not to preface every question with “this may be a stupid question, but…”
So when I’m feeling a bit intimidated and someone responds to one of my questions with “that’s a good question”, it’s a boost to my confidence. I got that boost today, and it was nice to hear.