Is it possible to use may and might in the same sentence to describe a potential outcome?
While Sara may recognise the car, Paul might not.
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They both indicate that something is possible, but something that may happen is more likely than something that might happen.
So you may go to a party if Matt Damon invites you, but you might go to a party if your least favorite cousin invites you.
As stated by @ Anonym, might is the past tense of may. So you have to use might when you are referring to the past.
For example, even if it's likely that you went to a party last night, I shouldn't say, “you may have gone to the party’; I would say, “you might have gone to the party.”