In looking at the passage in 1 Samuel, Jonathan seemed to be in a situation of uncertainty. The future, the absolute direction he needed for the present time just was not clear. All he could say in v.6 was “It may be…” He couldn’t be sure one way or the other. He seemed to, and probably did, feel that it was the right thing to do, but there is uncertainty revealed in his words. There seemed to be some doubt.
Doubt is the opposite of faith. When all you’ve got is a “maybe,” MAYBE God is wanting you to move on out, test the doorknob, push on the door, and step out in faith. And what is faith?
Faith is what moves you, motivates you, and ACTIVATES you, WHEN ALL YOU’VE GOT IS A “MAYBE”.