No, don't use it in business emails . Use something like, "I had a conversation with..." instead. A "word with someone" could mean you had a few choice words with someone that may have not been good. Hope this helps Aki!!!
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Last edited at 11:59PM on 2/16/2013
It has sort of a connotation of a parent lecturing a child. "Mom, bobby broke the vase!" "I'll have your father have a word with him when he gets home!" It's usually negative, but it doesn't HAVE to be. Not necessarily RUDE, just not light-hearted, either.