The truth isn’t always “good” to hear – that is to say, it’s not always pleasant. I know sometimes I say “I’d rather not have known/heard that”, and in some cases that is absolutely true. But it’s always the absence of information, rather than its falsity that I might prefer over the full blown “truth” (accurate and complete information).
That being said, I do believe being honest is always beneficial. Give me the truth, I can handle it. Lies are a fucking pain and make life complicated and stupid. I also happen to despise liars.
I believe its better to hear the truth because as truth hurts, finding out a lie later I believe hurts even worse. I prefer to be told the truth on everything and anything, no matter how small or big, or how bad the truth is. I get a lot less upset when I hear the truth the first time then finding out a lie later on.