When you enter into a contract, you are taking on certain risks. The other party may not fulfill their obligations, or they may breach the contract in some way. This is known as contract risk.
There are ways to minimize contract risk, such as by ensuring that the contract is clear and concise, and that both parties understand their obligations. You can also reduce risk by having a lawyer review the contract before you sign it.
If you do take on contract risk, be sure to have a plan in place for how you will deal with any potential problems that may arise. Having a solid understanding of contract law will also help you to protect your interests if things do go wrong.