I know may be and maybe are totally different words, but I wonder if any one of you can expand on it (i.e. the fact that they differ).Originally Posted by ProudToBeMuslim
General rule of thumb
may be functions as verb.
It comes after the subject:
It may be time for dinner. (subject = It)
maybe functions as an adverb.
a) It comes at the beginning of a sentence:
Maybe it is time for dinner.
b) It comes at the end of a sentence:
It is time for dinner, maybe.