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Could you may be point us to the right person? Is this sentence wrong?

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    "may be" should be "maybe," but I can't tell if that is the question you have or just a typo. "Could you" and "Can you" have different technical meanings, but in conversational English "could" is likely to be intended and interpreted as slightly more formal and therefore as more of a request than "can" and certainly more than the flavors of ordering "please point me" and "point me." – Rick Colosimo Mar 15 at 14:58
  • Hi adi, welcome to EL&U. Regrettably, I'm flagging this question for closure: proofreading questions ("Is this correct?", "Is there a better way to write this passage?") are off-topic unless a specific source of concern in the text is clearly identified and you include the research you've done. For further guidance, see How to Ask and take the EL&U Tour. :-) – Chappo Mar 16 at 11:01
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I would remove the "may be" (or "maybe") entirely, leaving the sentence as follows:

Could you point us to the right person?

The additional uncertainties seem unnecessary and wouldn't be much different than chaining a bunch of them together in a sentence like this:

Could you, maybe, by any chance, perhaps, point us to the right person?

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