- Maybe is defined as possibly or perhaps.
An example of maybe used as an adverb is stating what someone might do; "She will maybe go to the pool tomorrow."
maybe definition by Webster's New World
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Origin: Middle English (for it may be)
maybe definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Perhaps; possibly.noun Informal
- An uncertainty: There are so many maybes involved in playing the stock market.
- An uncertain reply: It's better to receive a fast and honest no than a drawn-out maybe.