Srila Prabhupada objected to the use of "maybe" and "perhaps," because, he said, it indicated uncertainty. In a conversation in England, in 1973, Srila Prabhupada brought this out in a friendly conversation:
"Mr. Wadell: Yes. The problem is a very big one. We are, perhaps, sent into this earth to know or to learn how to love.
Prabhupada: No. I have got some objection. You cannot begin any scientific statement with the word "perhaps." (W. laughs) We don't accept. You must be assured, you must be assured.