If you ask for help, the worst thing that could happen is that the person or the group you are asking to will not be receptive and you will not get any help. Your situation does not really get any worse.
It’s the same as having money to invest with only the potential gain to risk. Worst case scenario, you walk with your initial sum.
We often avoid asking for help for the fear of being judged, of letting others know we do not know, of feeling inferior and not being able to give back. And yet the benefit is so vast we should not think twice.
Also, it’s a powerful way to build networks.