This is from the beginning of the first section of the paper "Second Chern class and Riemann-Roch for vector bundles on resolutions of surfaces singularities" by J. Wahl.

$C$ is a smooth projective curve over $\mathbb{C}$. $E$ is a vector bundle of degree $e$ and rank $n$ (I believe $n$ should be at least $2$). If $E$ is semi-stable, then $h^0(E) \leq e+n$; otherwise one can find a section of $E$ vanishing at more than $\frac{e}{n}$ points, producing a line subbundle of $E$ of slope $> \frac{e}{n}$.

So I think it means that if $h^0(E) > e+n$, then there is a divisor $D$ of degree $\frac{e}{n}$ such that $h^0(E \otimes \mathcal{O}(-D)) > 0$. I don't know how to show it. It seems that Riemann-Roch is not enough.