Think of it in terms of poker. This is the first salvo....in poker, it's what we degenerates call a "feeler bet" - to test the waters.
You propose a bet to see if anyone has a better hand or to see how many people you can bring along to call if you feel you have a winning hand.
In my opinion, however, this is a bit early (I would have used a "pre-flop" reference, but I'm late for my GA meeting).
In my opinion, about 5 years too early but hey, what do I know?
Please make this end.