The time gap in needs fulfilment

From Marshall Rosenberg, I get this strong belief that I strongly hold: Everyone's needs can be met, without compromise.

Life experiences have challenged this, over and over.

In most cases being clearer on the need and coming up with different strategies to meet that need upheld the belief.

One moment where a decision had to be made by a deadline shook this belief. We could not find a way for every parties' needs to be met before midnight struck.

Because of the nature of time, it is always true that no one's needs will be met at the exact same moment. There will be a lag from one parties' needs being met, to when another parties' needs are met.

What I am playing with: How long can that gap be, for my fundamental belief to still hold?