This Australian movie is set during the Australian Labor Party's "Whitlam Era" of Australian National Federal Government which was between 1972 and 1975. Gough Whitlam was Prime Minister of Australia during this period. Prior to principal photography, the so called "Whitlam Sequence" and all other references to Whitlam had to be removed from the picture's first act. Staunch Australian Labor Party advocate and co-writer of this film, Bob Ellis, said in Australian film magazine 'Cinema Papers' that "...this was so that the NSWFC [New South Wales Film Corporation] could pose as though it hadn't been appointed by a Labor Government and was not approving of Whitlam...Losing Whitlam wasn't all that serious, but losing references to him destroyed the structure of all the scenes in which those references occurred - and that may have been five or six. As a result, the first ten minutes of the film was wrecked...".
This 1980 Australian film was nominated for six Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards including Best Film, Best Actress (Judy Morris) and Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted. Three actresses performing in this film were nominated for Best Supporting Actress: Jude Kuring, Michele Fawdon and Jill Perryman, the latter winning, and her award was the only AFI Award that this film won.
The film has a uniquely spelled title, its specific and correct spelling as per this film's opening credits is '...maybe this Time', only the final word is capitalized and the title is prefixed by an ellipsis. Further, the film's title was displayed inside vertical line designs on either side of the title logo. The film's title is frequently spelled incorrectly, the first word(s) often being capitalized and the ellipsis left out altogether.
Third theatrical feature film written by Bob Ellis. The first was Newsfront (1978) whilst the second was Fatty Finn (1980). Ellis had also previously written additional dialogue for the "Judy" segment of the feature film Three to Go (1971) as well as for television.