I heard these words of wisdom from a man I greatly respect and admire. It was during the closing sessions of a large bid, given to our potential client. The two companies came from very different cultures, but we had the feeling we were doing well. The statement was probably inteded to reassure everyone that this deal would be a great match. (It turned out to be, too.)
However, I think he was just as much addressing his equally brilliant wife who was also in the audience. It was a wonderful moment – how he managed to meld the two messages into one by sharing this personal sentiment.