Instead, acknowledge that you have more to learn in this space. There need not be self-flagellation or anything of that sort. Plenty of business leaders do not have a background in data work. There is no shame in it! The more you are open about what you want to learn and demonstrate curiosity about your team’s process and outputs, the more quickly you will gain their trust and partnership in continuing your education.
When it comes to the day to day work of managing the work of the team and communicating to the business, you might consider elevating a more senior member of your team to technical lead, if they show the aptitude for it. This can greatly help when it comes to coordinating the resources needed to get work done, assessing the level of effort projects will take, and helping think through the tradeoffs of alternative methodologies that will achieve the needs of the project in a more efficient way. This also ensures there is an individual there for your team members to bounce ideas off of, review their work, and help them grow technically.
Regardless of whether you have a technical lead or not, it is important to involve your team in the process of planning work. The phrase “Let me get back to you on the feasibility of that” should be used far more often than “Sure, I think we can do that no problem!” If you’re not familiar with the details of the work or your data ecosystem, some work items may seem very easy to accomplish when they are not. Alternatively, some work items that are quite simple may seem very difficult. Lean on your team to help you know which is which before committing to delivering something for the business.