may be vs maybe

may be maybe

Definitions

  • 1) informal Something that is possibly true.
  • 2) informal An answer that shows neither agreement nor disagreement.
  • 3) An uncertainty.
  • 4) An uncertain reply.
  • 5) rare Possibility; uncertainty.
  • 6) Something that may be or happen; a possibility or probability.
  • 7) Possible; uncertain.
  • 8) rare Possible; probable, but not sure.
  • 9) perhaps that is true (expressing no commitment to a decision or a neutral viewpoint to a statement)
  • 10) Modifies a verb, indicating a lack of certainty.
  • 11) Used to indicate uncertainty or possibility.
  • 12) Perhaps; possibly; peradventure.
  • 13) by chance
  • 14) Possible;uncertain.

Examples

  • 1) If he enjoys a good season maybe he will stay.
  • 2) maybe you have the beginnings of something meaningful.
  • 3) maybe in series three the chief goes rogue!
  • 4) They will guess maybe one or two coins.
  • 5) We think maybe you should come back.
  • 6) So in some moments you can maybe think this way.
  • 7) You have to trust people that you maybe don't know.
  • 8) It is not true... but maybe soon.
  • 9) I used to write maybe eight songs a day.
  • 10) maybe Arsenal thought another would come but they should have known that City could not afford a second half like the first.
  • 11) So maybe he will use a knife.
  • 12) It is maybe a good thing we had this early in the season.
  • 13) Or maybe it has something to do with losing my mom.
  • 14) We knew about the atmosphere and that they would play maybe with almost three strikers.
  • 15) maybe one day we will get lucky.
  • 16) But then maybe he knows that already.
  • 17) maybe another cup of coffee while watching the waves lap the shore.
  • 18) maybe neither of them is the one you should settle down with.
  • 19) But it is true that maybe it makes people feel less like they know you.
  • 20) maybe we should use this primal urge to sort out international conflicts.
  • 21) maybe it had something to do with the pressure.
  • 22) maybe not that one but you get my drift.
  • 23) If they come into the team and play well for the three games then maybe they will keep their place.
  • 24) The answers are yes and maybe.
  • 25) We can maybe cause another upset.
  • 26) maybe neither is right for you.
  • 27) maybe you think it's best this way.
  • 28) It's maybe a good thing that the fear of failure is upon us.
  • 29) Who knows - maybe a modelling career beckons!
  • 30) ‘If we manage to beat them in the league this year, well, maybe we will win the league.’
  • 31) ‘We were at Kempton when he won the King George and we just thought that maybe this was going to be his day.’
  • 32) ‘Last season we thought we were good enough to win the title, but maybe not mature enough.’
  • 33) ‘Certainly now it is not possible to provide this level of service, and maybe it never was.’
  • 34) ‘So, why is it not possible to stagger half term and summer breaks for maybe a week by county?’
  • 35) ‘maybe it was the Christmas feeling or maybe it was just the way she looked at me.’
  • 36) ‘maybe it was part of a grand plan or maybe that's what he would want us to think.’
  • 37) ‘You can set up your kids, and maybe even their kids, while doing something you enjoy.’
  • 38) ‘He's not been able to show it recently but I feel he's maybe needing a goal or two to give him a lift.’
  • 39) ‘Well, it was hard, but maybe you realise that a normal person can go out and do what they are doing.’
  • 40) ‘Playing for the club you supported as a boy and live nearby, maybe you take that for granted.’
  • 41) ‘I don't know, but maybe the millions who saw her on the news would like to know if the baby was a boy or a girl.’
  • 42) ‘He doesn't look his age, but then few of these men do, maybe because they don't act it.’
  • 43) ‘We felt it was maybe the time to let him go because we were waiting on the next bit of front-page news.’
  • 44) ‘They're given to guys who have maybe had an injury or who are suffering from a drink problem.’
  • 45) ‘So basically, it's as good as it used to be, but maybe that's not good enough any more.’
  • 46) ‘He's a better player, maybe because the type of ball he receives here suits his game.’
  • 47) ‘It was maybe a mother's instinct which made me believe that somehow it would all work out.’
  • 48) ‘Then again, maybe if I ask nicely, the boss will let me string a hammock under my desk.’
  • 49) ‘Does he ever wonder if maybe by now he should have grown out of his grand obsession with football?’
  • 50) ‘In place of concrete evidence and facts, it substitutes possibilities, intentions and maybes.’
  • 51) ‘‘We've a confidential list of probables, possibles and maybes in terms of medals,’ she confides.’
  • 52) ‘Now, there's no ifs, buts and maybes about that.’
  • 53) ‘Solid facts are few and far between; we're forced to make our way based on hypotheticals and maybes and historical analogies.’
  • 54) ‘Those who have to take their big career decision this year can add this to their list of maybes - a chance to enter the exciting hi-tech world of computers.’
  • 55) ‘It is not a case of maybes, ifs and buts, it is a case that someone has to come in in the next five weeks for us to continue.’
  • 56) ‘And we can all sit here and name another hundred maybes, any of which could change the dynamic of the election.’
  • 57) ‘It's all a bunch of maybes.’
  • 58) ‘It is all ifs, buts and maybes but I have been pleased with him over the length of time that he has been here and this little spell that he's been having has been terrific.’
  • 59) ‘He insists he hasn't focused on the what, ifs and maybes.’
  • 60) ‘Considering how few maybes there have been in his life, this concession is huge.’
  • 61) ‘I'm not talking about ifs, buts and maybes but times when there should have been dead-set tries.’
  • 62) ‘We want to leave their consulting room with a definitive answer, a solid diagnosis, not ifs and maybes.’
  • 63) ‘Whatever the case, such ifs and maybes are certainly in keeping with the very essence of salmon fishing.’
  • 64) ‘The Pacific has been a division full of maybes.’
  • 65) ‘The difference was, it made specific claims about Earth's history that could be disproven - thoroughly, with no wiggle room, no maybes, just plain wrong.’
  • 66) ‘He'd spent too many years wondering about maybes.’
  • 67) ‘I expected him to come back with a handful of candidates and a few more maybes.’
  • 68) ‘Then there are the potential maybes, fraught with fewer hazards.’
  • 69) ‘My mind was swimming with what ifs, ands, buts and maybes.’
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