maybe

[ mey-bee ]
/ ˈmeɪ bi /

adverb

perhaps; possibly: Maybe I'll go too.

noun

a possibility or uncertainty.

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Origin of maybe

1375–1425; late Middle English may be, short for it may be
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British Dictionary definitions for maybe

maybe
/ (ˈmeɪˌbiː) /

adverb

  1. perhaps
  2. (as sentence modifier)maybe I'll come tomorrow

sentence substitute

possibly; neither yes nor no
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