If your business does not depend upon explicit taxpayer subsidies, a decision not to give your customers the best may be fool-hardy, but it's your business and business plan. Customers can protest by refusing to buy your product or service.
However when your business relies on taxpayer subsidies and largesse, such as the big business Indianapolis Colts, then you owe your best at all times. It is hard for a taxpayer to refuse to subsidize your product or service when government takes the money away from the taxpayer whether you like it or not.
By the way, I'm curious if readers of this blog think that Lucas Oil Stadium is more important than putting the same amount of money into Indianapolis' sewers so the City stops polluting the White River with raw sewage? Our city "leaders" most certainly thought raw sewage in the White River was a lower priority than Lucas Oil Stadium.