If you pay her asking price (through her level of maintenance that she demonstrates with her behavior) you'll be locked into a situation where you have no power. She'll own you because you are willing to pay whatever she asks, and this is just like desperation. When someone agrees too readily to your price, you are always left wondering, "Would they have paid more?"
Get her to lower her price (maintenance level) before you even think about taking ownership of a losing situation.
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