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Mabey vs. Maybe — What's the Difference?

By Tayyaba Rehman — Updated on August 22, 2023
Mabey vs. Maybe

Difference Between Mabey and Maybe

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Which is correct: Mabey or Maybe

How to spell Maybe?

Mabey

Incorrect Spelling

Maybe

Correct Spelling

Key Differences

Think of "Maybe" as a combination of "may" and "be", hinting at a possibility.
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Remember, there's no "a" after the "m" in the correct spelling.
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Visualize "Maybe" as a question, always indicating doubt.
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Consider common phrases you know with "maybe", like "maybe later", to reinforce the right spelling.
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Associate "Maybe" with similar words of uncertainty, like "perhaps".
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Compare with Definitions

Mabey

Mabey is an incorrect spelling of Maybe.
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Maybe

Used to express uncertainty or possibility.
Maybe it will rain tomorrow.
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Maybe

Potentially but not certainly.
Maybe she'll come to the party.
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Maybe

To indicate reluctance or hesitance.
I'll join you, maybe.
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Maybe

As a suggestion or proposal.
Maybe we should try a different approach.
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Maybe

Reflecting a chance or likelihood.
Maybe, with some effort, he can win.
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Maybe

Perhaps; possibly
Maybe I won't go back
He was standing maybe 20 or 30 feet away
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Maybe

A mere possibility or probability
No ifs, buts, or maybes
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Maybe

Used to indicate uncertainty or possibility
We should maybe take a different route. Maybe it won't rain.
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Maybe

An uncertainty
There are so many maybes involved in playing the stock market.
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Maybe

An uncertain reply
It's better to receive a fast and honest no than a drawn-out maybe.
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Maybe

Modifies a verb, indicating a lack of certainty: it may be (that)...
Maybe I was imagining it, but I could swear that the dog understood what I was saying.
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Maybe

Perhaps that is true expressing no commitment to a decision or a neutral viewpoint to a statement.
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Maybe

Certainly.
Maybe not the best idea.
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Maybe

Possible; uncertain.
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Maybe

(informal) Something that is possibly true.
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Maybe

(informal) An answer that shows neither agreement nor disagreement.
The results of the poll were inconclusive. We got two yeses, three nos, and four maybes.
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Maybe

(informal) A future event that may or may not happen.
About your raise: it's a big maybe.
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Maybe

Perhaps; possibly; peradventure.
Maybe the amorous count solicits her.
In a liberal and, maybe, somewhat reckless way.
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Maybe

Possible; probable, but not sure.
Then add those maybe years thou hast to live.
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Maybe

Possibility; uncertainty.
What they offer is mere maybe and shift.
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Maybe

By chance;
Perhaps she will call tomorrow
We may possibly run into them at the concert
It may peradventure be thought that there never was such a time
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Common Curiosities

Which vowel is used before Maybe?

No vowel is used before "Maybe."
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What is the verb form of Maybe?

"Maybe" is an adverb and doesn't have a verb form.
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Which conjunction is used with Maybe?

"Maybe" is not typically associated with a specific conjunction.
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Why is it called Maybe?

It's called "Maybe" because it's derived from "may" (indicating possibility) and "be".
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What is the singular form of Maybe?

"Maybe" itself is singular.
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What is the plural form of Maybe?

"Maybe" doesn't have a plural form.
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Which preposition is used with Maybe?

No specific preposition is inherently linked to "Maybe."
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What is the root word of Maybe?

The root words are "may" and "be".
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What is the pronunciation of Maybe?

It's pronounced as /ˈmeɪ.bi/.
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Is Maybe an adverb?

Yes, "Maybe" is an adverb.
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Is Maybe a negative or positive word?

It's neutral, indicating possibility or uncertainty.
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Is Maybe a noun or adjective?

"Maybe" is neither; it's an adverb.
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Is Maybe a vowel or consonant?

"Maybe" is a word, not a single letter. Thus, it consists of both vowels and consonants.
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Is the Maybe term a metaphor?

No, "Maybe" is not a metaphor.
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How do we divide Maybe into syllables?

It's divided as may-be.
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What is the opposite of Maybe?

There's no direct opposite, but "Certainly" is a contrasting term.
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Is the word Maybe is imperative?

No, "Maybe" is not imperative.
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Is the word “Maybe” a Direct object or an Indirect object?

"Maybe" is neither a direct nor an indirect object.
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How many syllables are in Maybe?

There are two syllables in "Maybe."
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What is a stressed syllable in Maybe?

The first syllable, "may", is stressed.
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What is another term for Maybe?

"Perhaps" is another term for "Maybe."
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What is the first form of Maybe?

"Maybe" does not change forms like verbs do; it remains "Maybe."
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Is the word Maybe is Gerund?

No, "Maybe" is not a gerund.
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Which article is used with Maybe?

"Maybe" doesn't typically take an article before it.
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Is Maybe an abstract noun?

No, "Maybe" is not an abstract noun.
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Is Maybe a countable noun?

No, "Maybe" is not a countable noun.
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Is Maybe a collective noun?

No, "Maybe" is not a collective noun.
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What part of speech is Maybe?

"Maybe" is an adverb.
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Which determiner is used with Maybe?

"Maybe" doesn't typically use a determiner.
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How is Maybe used in a sentence?

"Maybe I'll go to the park later."
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Tayyaba Rehman is a distinguished writer, currently serving as a primary contributor to askdifference.com. As a researcher in semantics and etymology, Tayyaba's passion for the complexity of languages and their distinctions has found a perfect home on the platform. Tayyaba delves into the intricacies of language, distinguishing between commonly confused words and phrases, thereby providing clarity for readers worldwide.

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