When something is so close that you can taste but you can not yet grab a hold of it.
Although some people may see it as failure. I don’t because at least you gave it try and know for sure. Instead of a big “WHAT IF”
For what is worth I don’t think is Failure but I know the people closly involve do. I just hope they see that they affected many people in a good way even if it was for a short while.