Question: Is maybe the same as probably?

Different meanings Use probably to say that something has a high chance of happening - 50% or greater. Use possibly to say that something has a low chance of happening - 50% or less. Use either maybe or perhaps to say that something has an equal chance of happening or not happening.

What does probably not but maybe mean?

It still means no but recognizes that there might be a reason why a person would think otherwise.

What is the percentage of maybe?

Probably is a little different as it gives a higher chance of happening. Think of percentages. Maybe, perhaps, and possibly may have a 50% or lower chance of happening. Probably, however, would have a percentage of 75% or higher. The percentages may vary, but I think you get the point.

Does probably mean yes or no?

Probably means most likely - more yes than no. Conversely, you could say probably not to mean more no than yes.

Does maybe usually mean no?

Maybe does not mean yes or no. When someone says maybe, they will almost always show body language that reveals the true answer, or change their tone of voice when saying maybe. If you cannot see them or are unsure, then you must await their ultimate decision.

What does it mean if a guy says maybe to hanging out?

So, instead of agreeing to do things that he will eventually end up doing with you, he just says maybe until he decides that its not worth it to not go with you because of the eventual discussion about why you never do things that you want to do. Basically, hes a little bit selfish.

What kind of word is probably?

adverb Probably is an adverb, so it describes the manner in which a verb is performed.

Can maybe mean yes?

Maybe does not mean yes or no. When someone says maybe, they will almost always show body language that reveals the true answer, or change their tone of voice when saying maybe. If you cannot see them or are unsure, then you must await their ultimate decision.

Does maybe mean yes or no?

Maybe does not mean yes or no. When someone says maybe, they will almost always show body language that reveals the true answer, or change their tone of voice when saying maybe. If you cannot see them or are unsure, then you must await their ultimate decision.

What does Maybe so mean?

1 adv You use maybe to express uncertainty, for example when you do not know that something is definitely true, or when you are mentioning something that may possibly happen in the future in the way you describe. ADV with cl/group (vagueness) (=perhaps)

WHEN TO USE MAY BE vs maybe?

In the phrase may be /meɪ bi:/ may is a modal verb and be is a main or auxiliary verb. Here may and be are two separate words, whereas maybe is one word: There may be a train at 10.00am.

Does might mean maybe?

Maybe specifies what is happening in the present. Might is used to expressing a formal request or to take permission. It is often used to propose. This intimates that something will possibly happen or hold in the future or a particular situation, but you cannot be certain.

Whats the difference between probably and likely?

Probably is an adverb, so it describes the manner in which a verb is performed. Likely can be an adverb as well, but its distinguishing feature is that it often acts as an adjective, a function probably cannot perform. When it acts as an adjective, likely must describe something.

Can a sentence start with maybe?

Maybe is an adverb which means perhaps, possibly, which you surely can start a sentence with. So, there is nothing wrong in starting with maybe either.

What does maybe mean to a guy?

Why do guys say maybe? It means he doesnt want to say yes to the question, whatever it is, because it would mean a lot of trouble for him. He doesnt want to say no, because you might get mad at him, and he would have to listen to your crap, and he might not get sex.

Is maybe a yes or no?

Maybe does not mean yes or no. When someone says maybe, they will almost always show body language that reveals the true answer, or change their tone of voice when saying maybe. If you cannot see them or are unsure, then you must await their ultimate decision.

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