In general, I’ll buy this, but take the analogy a slightly different direction.
Ideas are just a map that you’ve concocted based on how you see the lay of the land. Your map may be 0%, 0.1%, 1%, 10% or 100% accurate. It may help you get to the ultimate destination. It may lead you to the buried treasure, or find some multiple of places to dig, but, at the end of the day, the map is irrelevant if you find some other way to get there or some other method to find and extract the gold.