You never know you may just get it.
I am the eldest of five kids, so in our household it was very much first in first served, if you wanted something you had to ask for it.
The analogy draws true for business, you are one of many, first in first served, if you don’t ask someone else will.
You’d be surprised at what happens just by asking, hey can I buy you a coffee? I have some neat ideas I’d like to run past you? or blatant I’d like your business what can I do to get it? Worst case you get a ‘no’. Best case you get what you want.
So remember sometimes all you have to do is ask.