Your clarification is a little bit like clarifying that, when I said those fellows were acting like would-be murderers, what I meant was that they were pulling the triggers of rifles, which is something that would-be murders also do. I'm correct in saying this, even though the men were on a hunting trip and were not really murdering or intending to murder anyone.
well this is clearance...
Not quite. Given a gun everyone would pull its trigger to use it. So the observation over-generalised does not point in any way to culpability.
However Mills/etc behaviour is not used by everyone. Only those with vapourware who repeatedly are overoptimistic - or by frauds. Other companies underestimating needed capital (common) at least make progress rather than changing completely the device they claim to be on the verge of commercialising whenever they need new funding.