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What is the difference between "maybe" and " may be" please?
Maybe is an adverb meaning perhaps.
May be is an modal auxiliary + verb: I may be late tonight; I may eat in a restaurant. May also expresses possibility (among other things), so that we can equate these sentences:
I may be late tonight = Maybe I will be late tonight.
He may be a terrorist = Maybe he is a terrorist.
Just be careful to use the correct form for the syntax of the sentence you are making.