Someone forgot an important commandment that a lot of people get their feet shot off for.
That's being honest. When someone asks you if you can do something or if some cool new awesome thing can be done, then be honest if you can do it or if you SHOULD do it.
I constantly see people getting asked if they can do this or that. Most of the time they can do it because they have the skillset to make it happen. Afterall, that's why they were hired right? However, some people are too eager to please someone else such as a CEO, some executive or just anyone on the team doing the asking. It doesn't mean it needs to be done, especially if what is being done is actually not good or bad.
I'm sure the Angry DBA could chime in with some good scenarios on such requests because for some reason, I immediately thought of him when I typed this. 😛