[ mey-bee ]
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  1. perhaps; possibly: Maybe I'll go too.

  1. a possibility or uncertainty.

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Origin of maybe

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English may be, short for it may be

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How to use maybe in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for maybe


/ (ˈmeɪˌbiː) /

    • perhaps

    • (as sentence modifier): maybe I'll come tomorrow

sentence substitute
  1. possibly; neither yes nor no

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