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Is May be correct English? or does one need to join the words like Maybe?

In one of the online grammar checkers, I entered this sentence: May be tell him about this problem

It showed a red mark on May be and auto-corrected it to Maybe.

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Maybe meaning perhaps is written as one word.

They are written as separate words in a sentence like I may be late tomorrow if my car won't start.

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    So Maybe and may be are two different things? Is that correct? May 17 at 20:50
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    Yes that is correct.
    – James K
    May 17 at 20:53

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