(1). Something you can use as an excuse when someone majorly screws up. (see also: Carbon-Based Error)
“Listen Mike, I understand you’re upset, but you have to understand that we’re a business of people. “Sandy deleted the database”, “Sandy cost me tens of thousands of dollars”, tomato tomato…these things happen. Cream? Ok, no cream.”
(1). A metaphoric ammunition that CEO’s, managers, and business owners alike believe can rectify a major issue a company is currently experiencing.
(2). In their physical form, silver bullets are commonly used to eliminate werewolves….which are totally real.
“Ok, so we found the smoking gun and now we just need to find the silver bullet to fix it so we can all put this whole thing behind us. I swear to God, this is the last time I listen to that janitor down on the third floor who moonlights as a psychic.”