I worked at one of the big 4 accounting firms. If an outsider stepped in to a meeting room not knowing any of the participants they would swear the partners are the most clueless people in the business.

Because they have the confidence to say I don't know, explain that to me again, ok now explain it to me from that angle. Then ask a million more questions, make you go back and research absolutely every minutiae of any issue and then get back to them.

Then they'll start asking more questions.

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