In hopes of landing a job at a financial firm I really want to work for, I cold emailed a managing partner at their office in my city. He agreed to meet me for coffee, and we had a great 30 minute chat. Afterwards, he informed me that he was not hiring at his local office, but they were in another city with a bigger office. This worked out good for me, as I was planning on moving to this city anyways (and told him that) if I didn't land anything here as there are far more opportunities there.
He referred me to the hiring/managing partner at that city and told me to email him. I did, saying I was planning on visiting the city and it would be great to get to meet with him. The next day he replied to me the next day thanking me for emailing him and telling me to contact his "colleague when in town for a potential meetup".
I looked up this colleague to find that he is not a partner, but an employee with a similar job of what I am looking for.
Does this sound like something that may lead to a job, or is it just a curtesy reply since this employee would have been in a similar situation a year or two ago?