Even as a youth, I was told to consider my options when I was making an important decision. My parents taught me to take a piece of paper, draw a line down the middle, and write down the “pros” on one side and the “cons” on the other.
How do you know whether to speed up (take the risk), slow down (minimize a risk), or even stop if you don’t understand all the things that might happen? You have to be able to assess and evaluate both the good and the bad so what you put on each side of the scale is in fact comparable.
If you focus on listening and talking to management and the board, with a thoughtful discussion of the situation, not only will your objectives be achieved but you will have credibility with them.