That's a definite "maybe"...from personal experience with more than one "best one" contender.
One can never know what would have been an outcome on an opportunity not actually taken. As for roads traveled...I'd do so again, even with hindsight.
I used to have a habit of thinking I had found the best one only to get burned. Today I have found the best and it has been no mistake at all this time.
I have to get pretty deep for you to be on the fence... so thank you...experience is the best barometer
If it was the best why would it be a mistake
One example might be finding your favorite restaurant after making a wrong turn.
ohhhhh boy yes you are right.. Idk what context this was but from personal experience I immediately referred to men