It is pretty easy to scratch trying to get in that little area.
To short you sell out owing one and leave a shot, too hard you can leave a kick or scratch.
Or even if you get to that little area you are giving up a two railer with the ball that's going on the spot. A shot that goes on many tables especially on a diamond. Or at worse give up a three rail bank on the twelve where they can also drive the cue ball uptable.