May be

are used as equivalent to possibly, perhaps, maybe, by chance, peradventure. See 1st Maybe.

See also: May

References in classic literature ?
I know they will remember all I said to them, that they will be loving children to you, will do their duty faithfully, fight their bosom enemies bravely, and conquer themselves so beautifully that when I come back to them I may be fonder and prouder than ever of my little women.
A potato may be a complex carbohydrate, but your body treats it like sugar.
Second, the effects of infectious diseases on the fetus may be unknown and difficult to predict, and diagnosis of infection in the fetus or infant can be challenging.
Another reason for stress in inpatient settings may be the lack of formal training in dealing with issues such as managing conflicts within teams and managing stress effectively.
40,49) Patients receiving HAART may be at increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI) or coronary heart disease compared with the general population or with HIV-positive patients not receiving HAART.
For theological positions may be more conserving or more progressive without any detriment to the deposit of the faith.
God, our challenger, Stir up our lives and shatter our complacency, that through the people we meet and the life stories we share we may be challenged to change and moved to action.
Cooperation may be defined very broadly, and seems to have some inherent issues.
With that Mona Lisa-like grin, the character's barely suppressed delight in her own uniqueness and an apparent willingness to lie openly and frequently, Mays' von Mahlsdorf may be playing us at the same time she's reeling us in.
On top of all the paperwork and messages to return, I don't normally have time to run all of the various errands that may be needed.
If you don't take it before you run, you may get more out of training because your heart rate may be less "blocked" by the medication.
Although many patients have different forms of these individual disorders, the mechanisms of dysfunction may be the same; all may relate to the malfunction or destruction of parts of the auditory pathway.