Why does iMessage/Messages for Mac Say 'Maybe?'

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ace2617, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. Ace2617 macrumors regular


    Mar 16, 2016
    Hey everyone,

    I'm having a weird issue with iMessage (Messages in macOS 10.12)

    When I send a message to one of my friends from my MacBook, they receive the message as "Maybe (my name)" Instead of just having my name as the sender, it has a "maybe" prefix.

    Does anyone know what this is about? I tried to sign out of Messages and sign back in, but it didn't fix the issue. This doesn't happen when sending from my iPhone - which I do about 95 percent of the time - but when I send from my Mac it happens.

    Has anyone come across this issue?

    Thanks for any help, I appreciate it.
  2. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2006
    Probably your friend does not have your contact saved, or its missing the name or some other info.

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