My "strategy" in FTL is Yes. Always accept any options other than ones that can a) lose you a crew member when you are low (Giant Spiders), or b) fight a ship if your hull is almost depleted, and also to always take the blue option when offered.
Sometimes though you get a blue option to avoid a fight (attempt to outrun it etc.).
If you are confident you have a strong ship, what are the reasons, other than possibly taking damage, that you would want to hide or outrun an enemy ship rather than engage them?