VS.

Mayhaps vs. Maybe

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Mayhapsadverb

maybe, perhaps, possibly, perchance

Maybeadverb

Modifies a verb, indicating a lack of certainty.

Maybeadverb

(as a pro-sentence) Perhaps that is true expressing no commitment to a decision or a neutral viewpoint to a statement.

Maybeadjective

Possible; uncertain.

‘Then add those may-be years thou hast to live ― Dryden.’;

Maybenoun

(informal) Something that is possibly true.

Maybenoun

(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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Maybenoun

(informal) A future event that may or may not happen.

‘About your raise: it's a big maybe.’;

Maybeadverb

Perhaps; possibly; peradventure.

‘Maybe the amorous count solicits her.’; ‘In a liberal and, maybe, somewhat reckless way.’;

Maybeadjective

Possible; probable, but not sure.

‘Then add those maybe years thou hast to live.’;

Maybenoun

Possibility; uncertainty.

‘What they offer is mere maybe and shift.’;

Maybeadverb

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’;

Maybeadverb

perhaps; possibly

‘maybe I won't go back’; ‘he was standing maybe 20 or 30 feet away’;

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Maybenoun

a mere possibility or probability

‘no ifs, buts, or maybes’;

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