Are you the Expert? Stand by your No! [Geekery] - A Cyber Fellow

I was in a meeting last week.  At one point it had the exact same “Introduce myself and hand it off to another” until we got about four people down the chain.  How many layers of people, which don’t have point on what you’re trying to accomplish, need to be in a meeting to accomplish something?

Why do we continue to allow experts to be forced to “massage” their NO?  How many detrimental effects can you see from allowing this to continue?