It's different than stating a budget; i.e. "I have $1500 in my advertising budget to work with; please get me a proposal that reflects a website that can be built for that amount of money.". That is, I think, defining expectations.
Posted my previous message before reading the above .. then LMFAO for several minutes before I could get my trembling fingers on the keyboard again.
I would say, "That is, I think, the sound of baby chickens walking innocently into the fox's lair."