"Maybe," means?

When your mom says, "Maybe," when you ask her a question, what does that mean?

(If you're an adult... then remember when you were a kiddo).

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  • You use maybe or perhaps to indicate that something is possible, although you are not certain about it.

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What Guys Said 24

  • Maybe always meant to me "Just Don't Get Caught"

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  • When I was a kid "Maybe" usually meant "Yes" but it was a long term reward based on behaviour - Another evil trick by my mother extracting a week of good behaviour for something she was going to give me anyway.

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  • It means it's possible, but not very likely :P

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  • It depends on the question... But i would think... Behavor.. Or sell it more.. But i honestly have no clue... Put yourself in her shoes!

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  • Unfortunately it's often a careful way of saying no.
    The person will not feel upset and if you don't contact him or her again, the problem is solved...

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  • When I say maybe to someone it's often a no, well for the most part any how. When it comes to going to a party however, I do say yes most of the time, but end up not going like half the time XD. I'm terrible with that yeah...

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  • Means Call me MAAAYYYbbBEeeeEEEe~~~~♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪

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  • My dad always said we'll see which ment no.
    Which is one off the many things I say that he said told us as kids

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  • Me - Mom Is it no homo if I take @tony72722 s load in my mouth but not swallow it?

    Mom - maybe

    I hate when this happens

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  • If my mom says maybe it means she'll actually think about it and answer later but if my dad says maybe it means no and he just wants you to stop asking him

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  • i'm pretty sure maybe means maybe, but that's just me :P

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  • I either just did things anyway or asked my dad exclusively so I don't know what my mom meant by 'maybe'.

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  • "Maybe" is NOT a yes, therefore I consider it a no.

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  • Maybe from a mom is usually an openended no.

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  • Its mostly ment Yes, you can have this hahaha. Maybe mostly was a positive sign in my childhood.

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  • It meant it was conditional. If I did X I'd get Y.

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  • Maybe means no.

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  • Means maybaline Newyork

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  • Everything that is not a yes from a woman equals no.
    The most truthful thing a dating coach could say

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  • Simply that maybe or it may be.

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  • Most of the time it meant no

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  • maybe means thinking time bought basically

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  • It usually meant yes but it depended on what I was asking for

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  • 49% yes 51 % no
    just my opinion

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What Girls Said 16

  • When my mom say maybe it means no!

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  • it mostly means no

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  • It was always better than the immediate no because I had a chance to make it a yes!

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  • It usually means no unless I get my dad to convince her otherwise. and vice versa.

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  • It was usually a "Yes" for me.

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  • Maybe usually means no in my mom's tongue :P

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  • Maybe means more yes than no.
    Think of it that way : if you really don't want something, you just say no. "Maybe" means that there is a possibility, even a nearly non-existant one, but still.

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  • For me, "maybe" mean it's not a no so I have a chance to convince her of what ever it is that I want until she finally says yes ;)

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  • Maybe means no but in not in the mood to debate rn so get out of my face.

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  • it mean in general she's boring with you. With my parent is like this when my sister keep asking for †things.

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  • It means NO but i dont want to deal with complaining now

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  • In both stages maybe has always meant maybe. There was never an absolute yes or no. But this is only because I had always been indecisive.

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  • Shiit that's a no, well.. Unless it's me, obviously. She usually gives in sooner or later.

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  • For me it's usually a yes because if the answer is no she just says no

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  • "Maybe" is that there's still a slight chance if you really fight for it

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  • i just walk slowly away hoping she'll give me a clearer answers before i go upstairs.

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