I think it is always useful to shift focus and ask questions in a different manner or from a new frame of reference. Here are a couple that I think about.
Can we build an organization that has training, processes and tooling that help average candidates perform in a demonstrably superior manner?
Can we find/develop leaders that are so good at leading and developing people that they can take a team made up of mostly C and D players, inspire, develop and forge them into a team that performs at A level even though the individuals making up the team seem less impressive on an individual basis?
Can we get really good at judging potential?