As a rule, critical thinking is the norm in academia, and asking questions is necessary. Questioning ideas is the first step, and second is questioning the question itself.
As a result, academia has a reputation for being too open- ended and sluggish. In industry, we prefer to set a deadline, get things done and most importantly focus on execution. We worry that thinking about an idea could hold up progress.
Combine the two approaches to be sure you are both thinking creatively and getting results as well. Ask lots of questions but don’t let the questions impede movement.
The questions should drive you toward a clear, defensible outcome!!