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Yes, it would almost certainly be okay. You're correct in that when you're not denigrating the business, product, etc... then you don't have anything to worry about. I would certainly make sure that you were not using a company that you're a competitor with or that the potential client is a customer of or potential customer. That is, try to pick a local website (from a different city) that has nothing to do with the client that you're doing business with.
Furthermore, if you do so, that local business almost certainly would not even find out about your use of the website, but if they did, they would not have any claim. Business disparagement cases require proof of "damages", meaning that they would need to show how they lost business that they otherwise would have had. If your client is completely unrelated to the example website, then there would be no case whatsoever.
In fact, I would look at other countries and businesses in other countries (you can stick with English speaking countries such as Australia, NZ, Ireland, etc...) as it would be even less likely that they would have any connection with your potential client.
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sounds good, thank you :)
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