The language of likelihood

Probability is all about describing how likely something is to happen.

Sometimes we know whether things will happen, and sometimes we don't.

If you jump up in the air, will you land again? Yes, you will. You know that no matter how high you jump, you will land again.

If you roll a normal die, will you roll an eight? No, you won't. There is no eight on a normal die, so you know that it will not happen.

If you toss a coin, will it land heads? Maybe. It might be heads or it might be tails, but you don't know for sure.

Sometimes we can say "yes, it will happen", sometimes we can say "no, it won't happen", and sometimes we don't know, so the answer is "maybe".