Hot, I wouldn't mind screwing as a one night stand
Cute, if he has a great personality is screw him
Cute normally has more boyfriend potential because there is more substance :) it's rare to find a hot guy who doesn't act like he's the hottest thing in the world (i. e. A hug you wouldn't actually want to have sex with)
Hot and cute are equally appealing to different women. Hot is an eight pack, tan, and driving a maserati. U want him to dominate u. Cute equals long hair, skinny, and super funny. U want to show him the ropes urself. I prefer cute guys with long hair personally but that's just me.
Hot is more obvious, like you can instantly tell they're attractive, and everyone thinks they're good looking. Like a supermodel. Cute is more subtle, and I think it's a more subjective attraction. Like the girl next door who you liked as a kid.
If i call a girl hot its usually better than being called cute. But cute is still a nice word for being beautiful but not as strong a word as hot. Cute is more for a girl who is girly and adorable and sweet rather than being sexy and hot.