This is with regards to HubSpot sales CRM. Imagine what would happen if sales people start deleting deals when they can't convert? After all, who wants to close deals as lost? Who wants to accept the loss, especially sales people?
The goal of having deal pipeline is to forecast revenue. However, if reps start deleting deals, how would the management hold them responsible? The management won't even know which deals got deleted and why. Further, imagine if reps start pushing close date every time when deals come due. How would the management know about it (in the absence of time stamp)? Therefore, the whole purpose of forecasting is getting defeated with HubSpot CRM. Reps can easily befool the management.
I come from a company where we used Salesforce. The software has a feature to lock the delete button for the reps. It further has time stamp feature, which is really important to hold reps accountable to bringing business in timely manner. I do not have screenshots from Salesforce, but am sure your team can very well verify what I just wrote.
I understand sales CRM is not your core focus, but I still look forward to these features as your competitor could be using it against you. Rather, even we won't remain on the platform for long if the feature is not made available.