maybe Definition

  • 1perhaps; possibly
  • 2used to indicate uncertainty or possibility

Using maybe: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "maybe" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Maybe we'll go to the beach this weekend.

  • Example

    I'm not sure if I can make it, maybe next time.

  • Example

    Maybe it will rain today.

maybe Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with maybe

  • a small possibility or chance


    I think there's just maybe enough time to finish the project before the deadline.

  • an agreement with a statement or suggestion that is uncertain or tentative


    A: Do you want to go out for dinner tonight? B: Maybe so, I haven't decided yet.

  • an expression of uncertainty or indecision


    A: Are you going to apply for the job? B: Maybe baby, I'm still thinking about it.


Summary: maybe in Brief

The word 'maybe' [ˈmeɪbi] expresses uncertainty or possibility. It is often used to indicate a lack of certainty, as in 'Maybe we'll go to the beach this weekend.' 'Maybe' can also be used in phrases like 'just maybe,' indicating a small possibility, and 'maybe so,' agreeing with an uncertain statement.

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