It does have quite a bit of scope, as the characters aren't bound by Starfleet regs--which gives a lot of freedom, but also does mean that they have no limits either.
You could go for a colony, trading station, freighter, research ship, mercenaries. It really does depend on what takes your fancy and what you think you could get the most out of.
Commander Austin Harris, First Officer, Deep Space Nine (by FltCpt. Bossco)
8.01 - Darkest Before Dawn
(Chapter 8 added, 12/09/2015)