We’ve been getting a lot of questions about “maybe” and “may be” on Twitter and ask.fm.

Here is the simple explanation:

One of the most famous recent examples of “maybe” in pop culture is from Carly Rae Jepsen’s 2011 earworm “Call Me Maybe.”

👸💭 Here is a memory tip: Think of “may be” (two words) like “might be” (also two words), and “maybe” (one word) “perhaps“ (also one word).