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maybe vs may be

newlife2020

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1. It's maybe good.
2. It may be good.

Are they both correct?

I always use the second one as I find the first one a little odd, but I saw the second one used two times today.
 

Goku99821

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1. It's maybe good.
2. It may be good.

Are they both correct?

I always use the second one as I find the first one a little odd, but I saw the second one used two times today.
The cambridge dictionary have a great article about this in which they suggest that they are both correct in different instances. The phrase maybe is similar to perhaps, and so it is a legitimate word.
Example - maybe it willI rain
 

Rafiki

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So like maybe I'm the best?

I may be coming to the shop tonight

Like that? Slightly different meanings
 
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