It was Hillary Lindsey who came up with the idea of "almost maybes." Davis told American Songwriter
he immediately latched onto the concept. "There are a lot of almost maybes in relationships that we have to go through, and it eventually leads you to the one you need to be in," he said. "That hit home pretty hard. I've been through some relationships that at the time I would have sworn to you were it. Then, everything doesn't work out and comes unraveled."
Lindsey added that instead of going down the "being sad and resentful," route, the song becomes a celebration of "the people that broke your heart, or the ones that didn't work out, or were just plain wrong."