What does maybe mean?

Definitions for maybe
ˈmeɪ bimaybe

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. possibly, perchance, perhaps, maybe, mayhap, peradventureadverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. maybenoun

    Something that is possibly true.

  2. maybenoun

    An answer that shows neither agreement nor disagreement.

    The results of the poll were inconclusive. We got two yeses, three nos, and four maybes.

  3. maybeadverb

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

  4. maybeadjective

    Possible; uncertain.

    Then add those may-be years thou hast to live Dryden.

  5. Etymology: From an ellipsis of, equivalent to. Compare mayhap.

Wikipedia

  1. Maybe

    Maybe means yes

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maybeadverb

    perhaps; possibly; peradventure

  2. Maybeadjective

    possible; probable, but not sure

  3. Maybenoun

    possibility; uncertainty

  4. Etymology: [For it may be.]

Freebase

  1. Maybe

    "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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'maybe' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1342

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'maybe' in Written Corpus Frequency: #322

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'maybe' in Adverbs Frequency: #98

Anagrams for maybe »

  1. abyme

  2. beamy

  3. embay

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of maybe in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of maybe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of maybe in a Sentence

  1. Anthony DeStefano:

    I'm not saying the mob can't do anything or can't hurt you, but the big rackets have been sort of tied up by the feds and the police. They don't exist. The big labor racketeering rackets, the big concrete syndicates, the big garment industry rackets don't exist anymore. You have local businesses, like the restaurants, maybe an auto body shop, that could be muscled by the mob. That's where it still works. But the old-time stuff, forget it.

  2. President Trump:

    If I thought there was something wrong, I'd go maybe to The FBI -- if I thought there was something wrong, but when somebody comes up with oppo research, right, they come up with oppo research,' oh let's call The FBI.' The FBI doesn't have enough agents to take care of The FBI.

  3. Joseph Darby:

    I think he would have been rebuked instead of fired, but maybe it changes the way he sees things.

  4. Jean Mathieu:

    With terraces we fall victim to bad weather. If it's raining we cannot work any more, or maybe at 50 to 30 percent.

  5. Jonathan Barratt:

    I think any positive news will help. Maybe we'll see not as much volatility.

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