MAYBE AND PERHAPS August 21, 2019 Gonzalo Re E-LESSONS, For Lawyers, For translators No Comments 0 Likes 21/8/19 MAYBE AND PERHAPS These two words mean the same. In British English both are common: maybeis 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.