An article on the Adobe website says "Sans serif fonts also work well where there’s very little room for copy. Signs, text in apps, and names on maps tend to be sans serif. (There are exceptions, of course. Some sans serif font families, like Arial, are meant to work as body copy — text that goes on for more than a sentence or two.)"
Again, this advice comes from the Adobe website: "Ultimately, finding the right font is about balancing whether it will be used in body text, the user experience you want, and the attitude you’re trying to convey. There’s a time and place for both serif and sans serif, and knowing when to make the call between them is a key skill for any designer."