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When things go wrong and there are no obvious solutions, a task force is assembled from people with relevant skills. They will relentlessly talk about the problem every day to underline the criticality. Most members of a task force are managers who ask all the questions, plus one subject matter expert who is providing answers while trying to get back to work and solve the actual problem.
Seeking clarification is always a good thing, but there is a good chance that it means "you made absolutely no sense". You will get instant confirmation of your deficiency if all eyes turn to you. Otherwise all those who think they 'got it' will turn to lecture the inquirer... unless he's your boss.