I asked a question and got a maieutic question in response. After figuring out the answer myself I awarded answer credit to the person who put forth the effort to write the answer. While this worked out well, it seems an interesting feature would be to allow the person asking the question to tag a comment as maieutic. A maieutic tag would be a compliment as asking this type of question can sometimes be a greater feat than providing a good answer.
This type of question may also be a good response to newbies who are accustomed to the format of stack exchange, but are seeking to cross into a different field.