maybe

[mey-bee]
adverb
1.
perhaps; possibly: Maybe I'll go too.
noun
2.
a possibility or uncertainty.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English may be, short for it may be

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maybe (ˈmeɪˌbiː)
 
adv
1.  a.  perhaps
 b.  (as sentence modifier): maybe I'll come tomorrow
 
sentence substitute
2.  possibly; neither yes nor no

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Word Origin & History

maybe
early 15c., from (it) may be. Still sometimes written as two words early 19c.
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Example sentences
Some connections used to cut it four to one, maybe five to one.
Kool-Aid pickles violate tradition, maybe even propriety.
Babies groove to a beat — maybe even before birth.
That'll go on for a whole game or maybe a series or even most of a season.
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