No, it cannot (at least not with the FTP command line client coming with Windows) since as I mentioned before it does not support passive mode FTP. This is not a matter of believe, it's a matter of fact.
The FTP client won't care if you tell the server to change into passive mode (why should it?) and there is no way of telling the client to do so. The command line client won't suddenly start initiating data connections to the server just because the server is waiting for one.
When you issue the next command (e. g. ls) it will initiate a new active mode data connection, i. e. make the server connect to the client on a different port, anyways, by issuing a PORT command, so you won't notice any difference by supplying a PASV command to the server or letting it be as it is. Your assumption concerning SmartFTP is admittedly entertaining but nonetheless unfounded.
Edit: An introduction explaining the differences between active and passive mode FTP can be found at http://slacksite.com/other/ftp.html