Well, then don't ask questions which can be answered with "yes" or "no". Ask open questions instead. When you require information, explicitly state what information you require. If you are fishing for opinions or proposals, specifically say so.
The question is not providing any specific examples or even what industry you are working in, so I can only guess. And with nothing to base my guess on, I am guessing that you are Captain of the USS Enterprise. But these communication techniques should also work at most other workplaces.
Bad: "Ensign, is that a Klingon Bird of Prey heading towards us?"
Good: "Ensign, please identify type and course of the vessel on the
Accessing their knowledge:
Bad: "Lieutenant, do you believe the Klingons would listen to reason
if we tried to negotiate?"
Good: "Lieutenant, according to your experience with Klingons, how do
you think they would react if we proposed negotiations?"
Fishing for proposals:
Bad: "Number One, would you recommend firing photon torpedos? [...] Do you really think that's a good idea?"
Good: "What course of action would you propose, Number One? [...] What do you hope to achieve by doing that?"
Getting time estimates and resource requirements:
Bad: "Lieutenant, can you repair the warp core within 8 hours? How
about if we assign more engineers to your team?"
Good: "Lieutenant, how long will it take you to repair the warp core?
What could we do to help you repair it faster?"