I'm trying to convince a professor about my research idea, but when I would start writing that email, I get stuck: should I be optimistic, for example, If we apply my idea, then X, Y and Z could happen (Z could refer to "change the world") but I am not sure enough about X, Y and Z. Or to be realistic, for example, I would say: "Okay, that idea, presumably will lead to x. Thank you".
What I was thinking is if my idea really can lead to X, Y and Z then I will impress that professor, but if my idea cannot (at least in that professor's opinion) lead to anything of what I'm supposing, then he will delete my email immediately. I read a book on how to sell any of your idea or product to people by being optimistic not realistic, but I want to ask if you share the same view.
As a professor who reads/receives tons of such emails, what is the most thing that impress you, a realistic talk or an ambitious/optimistic talk?
As a side note: I'm holding a bachelor degree, and I'm presenting my idea as a working subject in my master study