FROM the client? no...not unless you have web access to your nagios server.
The only way to put a host into maintenance mode is via the nagios web interface (which just throws data at nagios.cmd), or by manually throwing data into nagios.cmd on your nagios server (ssh access from the client?).
You could set up timeperiods to not check that service on certain days/times, but that's only if you're consistently recycling this application at a certain time of the week. You can look that up here on page 223:
If you dont have web access but do have SSH, you can echo stuff into nagios.cmd, check out this page:
nagios.org/developerinfo/ext ... ndlist.php
and scroll down tot he "SCHEDULE_....." section