A fancy name for a guess or assumption. Having a guess or an assumption is not a crime. What is perhaps criminal is acting on a guess or assumption without evidence – doesn’t make a lot of sense really.

A supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation.
‘his ‘steady state’ hypothesis of the origin of the universe’
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“If your guess disagrees with experiment, it is wrong. It doesn’t matter how beautiful your guess is, how smart you are, who made the guess, or what their name is . . . it is wrong.”
Richard Feynman

A falsifiable hypothesis is a statement that can be clearly proven wrong.
Falsifiable Hypothesis = [Specific Repeated Action] will result in [Expected Measurable Outcome]
Running Lean, Ash Maurya.