About "maybe" and "perhaps"

The common words "maybe" and "perhaps" means the following :
---> that something is possible or that something might be true.
Example:
Maybe I can get the yard mowed before it rains. There were approximately 55 people there when I left. ( You can say, " Perhaps I can get the yard mowed before it rains. There were approximately 55 people there when I left.It means the same.")

---> used to avoid giving a clear or certain answer to a question
Example:
Are you still going to join the singing contest? "Maybe."
You can also say, " Are you still going to join the singing contest? Perhaps.It means the same."

---> it can also be used to introduce a possible explanation
Example: I thought maybe my phone messages had scared him off.
You can say, I thought perhaps my phone messages had scared him off.
(The phone messages that he received were not good that's why he was scared. )

In British English the word "perhaps" is pronounced as /praps/.

"Hope" means to want something to happen or to be true.

Using :
---> I hope, we usually use a present tense with a future meaning.
Example
I hope Karen comes to work. You can also say, I hope Karen will come to work. It means the same.

--->We put "not" with the verb that comes after hope in negative sentences.
Example
I hope Gary does not mess up the celebration. ( We do not say: I don't hope Gary mess up the celebration.)

--->Special Uses of Past Tenses :
1. To introduce a polite request , we can use the phrase " I was hoping."
Example
I was hoping you can accompany me to the clinic later today.

2. Hopes for things that did not happen , We can use " I had hoped."
Example
I had hoped that my parents didn't work abroad and left us, but they did.

Hopefully means full of hope or hoping .
Example
Their father said they were not allowed to have a puppy until they were older but we saw them sitting hopefully outside the pet shop.

We commonly use hopefully in the previous position to say what we wish for or would like to happen.
Example
Hopefully, the economic problems in the country will not get any worse.
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