Could a slower or smaller rocket take advantage of lift if all the stages had wings?
Could the stages reduce splashdown impact forces by using a spinning seedpod-like design (as shown in the image below)?
Seed pods twirling to the ground
Source: Keith Blenman blogpost
Source: SpaceX via Wikimedia, public domain
Baikal flyback booster with second stage
The flyback wing is stowed above and parallel to the fuselage
Source: Russian Foundation for Advanced Studies (FPI) via russianspaceweb
After what point are wings not useful on the number of rocket stages, size or weight?