Let's take our standard paperclip maximizer General AI and attempt to obtain precisely one million paper clips, over course of a year, without destroying the universe in the process.
Most maximization directives make the process run-away. As cheaply as possible will crash world economy. As good clips as possible will turn the universe into super-synthesizer that assembles atom-perfect paperclips. Adding a deadline on these maximization processes will probably result in terrorizing the staff into readjusting the deadline, or invention of time travel (after consuming the solar system to invent it.) Minimizing resource usage would likely result in closure of all industry world-wide. You know, the standard horror scenarios.
What about the directive of minimizing AI's influence on the world while completing the task? Would it be safe, or can you spot a runaway scenario where it could result in dire effects?