I also notice if you talk to Max, you notice how much time you have... (since the snake just vanishes all of a sudden when your times up).
Sam: "We're 98% certain General Skun-ka'pe is evil."
Stinky: "And the other 2%?"
Max: "That he's crazy and we have to shoot him! But that may be wishful thinking on our part."
(Any resemblance to KOTOR is purely coincidential, really!)