07/06/16 What’s the Difference between “MAYBE’ & ‘PERHAPS’?

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These two words mean the same. In British English both are common: maybe is used mostly in an informal style.
Compare:
Maybe/Perhaps it’ll stop raining soon.
Julius Caesar is perhaps the greatest of Shakespeare’s early plays.

Perhaps is often pronounced “praps” by British people.
In American English, perhaps is less common, and is rather formal.