Definitions for Maybe
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possibly, perchance, perhaps, maybe, mayhap, peradventureadverb
"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"
Something that is possibly true.
An answer that shows neither agreement nor disagreement.
The results of the poll were inconclusive. We got two yeses, three nos, and four maybes.
(as a pro-sentence) perhaps that is true (expressing no commitment to a decision or a neutral viewpoint to a statement)
Then add those may-be years thou hast to live Dryden.
Etymology: From an ellipsis of, equivalent to. Compare mayhap.
Maybe means yes
Maybe is a term used to express uncertainty or lack of a definite answer or decision. It indicates a possibility or potential outcome without making a commitment. It suggests that a situation or event could occur, but there is also a chance that it may not. Therefore, it represents an ambiguous or unclear state of affairs.
Maybe refers to uncertainty or a lack of definite answer or decision. It suggests a possibility or probability without committing to a definite outcome. It can be used to express doubt, hesitation, or indecisiveness.
perhaps; possibly; peradventure
possible; probable, but not sure
Etymology: [For it may be.]
"Maybe" is a song performed by all-female German pop group No Angels. It was written and composed by Pelle Ankarberg, Niclas Molinder, Maryann Morgan, and Joacim Persson and originally recorded by American-Norwegian pop singer Trine Rein, featuring strings by violinist Andreas Ljones. An uplifting rock pop song that features a heavy guitar riff sample, it incorporates an uncredited sample of The Beatles' 1969 number-one record "Come Together", while its lyrics revolve around relationship that is built upon contingence and hesitancy. In October 2006, Rein and Ljones qualified for the Melodi Grand Prix 2007 with the song, the television show in which the Norwegian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 was chosen. It eventually finished the contest in the final round, losing to Guri Schanke's "Ven a bailar conmigo". The same year, "Maybe" was also recorded by the re-formed No Angels for their fourth studio album, Destiny. Produced by frequent collaborators Twin from Redfly Music, it was selected as album's second single and released on June 15, 2007 in German-speaking Europe, where it reached number 36 on the German Singles Chart and number 62 on the Ö3 Austria Top 40 chart, becoming one of the band's lowest-charting single up to that date.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Maybe' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1342
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Rank popularity for the word 'Maybe' in Written Corpus Frequency: #322
Rank popularity for the word 'Maybe' in Adverbs Frequency: #98
The numerical value of Maybe in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Maybe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Maybe the TSA agents were bad apples, maybe they were undertrained, maybe they need re-training, maybe they did everything by the book, i don’t really know. But it was an uncomfortable situation.
Sometimes when you look back on a situation, you realize it wasn't all you thought it was. A beautiful girl walked into your life. You fell in love. Or did you Maybe it was only a childish infatuation, or maybe just a brief moment of vanity.
It may be that what legislatures do is they cut spending, maybe they cut teachers, maybe they cut police and fire, maybe they cut Medicaid, or maybe they raise taxes. But the government and therefore the taxpayers one way or another generally have to make up any shortfalls, if they fall 12 percent short in a single year, we’re looking at more than $400 billion of a shortfall, which taxpayers would have to make up.
I'm really interested in acting but I think I still want to get to high school to study off a degree. I think maybe something involving art because I'm really interested in the film industry now, from being in it. Maybe something artwise in the film, behind the camera, not so much in front of it. Maybe more in costume or set design and things like that.
Living within means economically maybe wise, but not to have magnified vision of bigger objectives, maybe otherwise. Let not your vision for life goals be economized, look beyond, be larger than life and get MickeyMized.
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- من الممكن, ربما, يمكنArabic
- бәлки, ихтималBashkir
- мабыць, моBelarusian
- може биBulgarian
- potserCatalan, Valencian
- хила тарлоChechen
- možná, asiCzech
- dichon, efallai, ellaWelsh
- mag sein, vielleicht, konnte seinGerman
- ίσως, μπορείGreek
- acaso, tal vez, quizáSpanish
- võib-olla, ehkEstonian
- ehkä, jospa, voi ollaFinnish
- peut-être, il se peut, peut êtreFrench
- b'fhéidir, is dóchaIrish
- 's dòcha, 's mathaidScottish Gaelic
- quizás, tal vezGalician
- אולי, יתכןHebrew
- barangkali, mungkinIndonesian
- máske, kannski, máski, kannske, ef til villIcelandic
- chissà, forse, può essere, magariItalian
- かもしれない, 多分, でしょう, 若しやJapanese
- 아마, 아마도, 어쩌면Korean
- ڕهنگه, لهوانهیهKurdish
- fortasse, maybeLatin
- misschien, mogelijk, wellicht, mogelijkerwijs, het zou kunnen, kan zijnDutch
- kanskjeNorwegian Nynorsk
- kan hende, kanskje det, kanskje, kan væreNorwegian
- iindogOjibwe, Ojibwa
- talvez, [[pode]] [[ser]], [[é]] [[possível]]Portuguese
- может быть, возможноRussian
- vari, možno, azdaSlovak
- mordà, mogóčeSlovene
- kanske, måhända, möjligenSwedish
- คงจะ, อาจจะThai
- belki, olabilirTurkish
- có lẽVietnamese
- putete, kécfeye, motoitWalloon
- אפֿשר, זאל זייןYiddish
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