Alex Gondolas is in the early stages of developing a new laser optics technology that may be of interest to the U.S. Department of Defense. Alex recently attended a seminar for start-ups, and was advised to apply for a Small Business Innovation Research Grant to fund his project. Alex thought about applying for the grant, but decided it was too much hassle and paperwork. If you were advising Alex, would you tell him to rethink his decision? Why or why not?