I was recently thinking about how annoying the answer ‘maybe’ is.  While I respect that there are certainly times when it’s an appropriate response, it’s seems more and more to be used as a cop-out answer, really meaning , “If nothing better comes along”, or “I’m just not good at saying no.”  Even better than I can explain it, The Wall Street Journal can.  Just a couple days ago, a friend sent me this link, unbeknownst to him that I was pondering similar issues with the noun.    Take a peek.  It’s an interesting analysis on our generation’s abuse of the word.