The biggest challenge to implementing a standardized maintenance plans in a wide-spread environment is finding where the SQL Server instances reside. The proliferation of SQL Server instances is a side effect the virtual environment. Super easy to just spin up a new server. Servers are created and SQL server is installed. The install is usually guided by the software vendor or a well-intentioned department professional. Maintenance does not get the consideration required.
Now a full-time DBA is on site and ready to wrangle all the servers into a stream lined configuration with a very secure and desirable assortment. Guided by Ola Hallengren http://ola.hallengren.com/ These servers will be maintained. No more log bloat, recovery ability meeting the SLA, and peak performance on the indexes. Good times ahead!