"There are no absolutes in this life."
Now mind you, this meeting consisted of executives of one firm discussing a potential business relationship with executives of another firm. Would I want to do business with someone who thinks there are no absolutes? How could I rely on his word? How could I rely on his signature on a contract? How could I rely on any representation he or his firm made?
But beyond that - how can I rely on someone who thinks in a self-contradictory fashion? After all, he made an absolute statement that there are no absolutes.