After seeing fellow football chief Zvonimir Boban, Maldini is expected to leave Milan if Ralf Rangnick arrives as new coach.
But Sacchi hopes things don't come to that.
He said, “I'm sorry to see Boban leave. He's a smart guy, whom I respect very much.
“I hope Maldini will stay but, like Shakespeare said, if you lose your dignity you'll be miserable for the rest of your life."