Pressure. Pressure. Pressure.
It certainly is a very crucial element that are rarely factored in, i.e. intangible!
Nevertheless, it may be relevant that in the corporate M&A Process, there is a room fo accommodating the dynamic nature associated with the transaction: enabling continuous engagement with the management, the Seller/Buyer, Board of Directors, or even the Regulatory Body. Sometimes, with the right justifications in place, an extension of the timeline/deadline is being granted!
So, it never harms to ask for an extension, or even entertain such valid request, if done correctly and for the right business needs!