Does "some good, some great" means there is nothing other(like some bad) than good or great?

[...] everybody has ideas, some good, some great. Good leaders listen to all [...]

There is no immediate reasons why to find out an answer to the above question, but when translated to my local language (and/or the verbal-space of it) (by me) yields that there is something other(like some bad) as well as good and great.

This is from a quote in a "values of a good leadership" on a back of a exercise book, if that matters.

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It means that some of the ideas you will have will be merely good, and others will be great. "good" and "great" are adjectives that qualify "ideas"

It doesn't strictly imply that none of your ideas will be bad, it's just not mentioning that possibility.

  • This is basically a rephrase of my quoted text: this is not an answer. I didn't ask you what is "good" or "great"? Are you got confused with "context" tag? Commented Oct 22, 2021 at 10:19
  • Have another look, fanboy. Commented Oct 22, 2021 at 10:19
  • your edit added a "correct" fact about the quoted text but again not an answer - being that your answer is OK or not; can you rephrase your second sentence? also, I am not a fanboy.. Commented Oct 22, 2021 at 10:21
  • Has it occurred to you that your question may not be phrased clearly enough? Commented Oct 22, 2021 at 10:23
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    Some ideas will be good, some very good. As Jack says, the sentence doesn't mention that there may be some bad ones as well. Commented Oct 22, 2021 at 14:05

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