After a quick google search, this is what I came up with.
I guess the determination of whether a tree is good for bonsai mainly depends on the ability to reduce the size of the leaves.
I know some people say that some maples are better than others because of that ability. For example, I've heard that Acer Rubrum (Red Maple) is not a good candidate for this reason.
Even though I found this link with someone trying to grow an orange dream into a bonsai, I found no mention of the ability for leaf reduction.
If you're new to bonsai, it might be better to start with something a little easier to handle that has a track record of success with beginners. I started with a Juniper and a Trident Maple. Not that I'm not still a newbie also.
So take my advice with a grain of salt.
Good luck and keep us updated!