Let A, B be two C*-Algebras and $A\otimes B$ denote their minimal tensor product(I don't know whether C*-norm matters or not, but for simplicity we can assume that one of them is nuclear so all C*-norm coincide). Let x be a non-zero positive element in $A\otimes B$, can we always find a single tensor $0\neq x_1\otimes x_2$, where $x_1$ and $x_2$ are positive elements in A and B respectively, such that $x_1\otimes x_2\leq x$?
It's fairly easy to see that if both C*-algebras are communicative or one of them is a finite dimensional C*-Algebra(Sorry this is false), then the above assertion is true. So it's tempting to think that more general case should hold.
I asked a similar question before, where the stronger assertion that any positive element in tensor algebra is a sum of tensors of positive elements, is false. See the following link: