Pretty Little Liars showrunner Marlene King and we say this with love sure knows how to string us along. What did she just tweet about the possibility of a miraculous return from the dead for Maya St. Germain (Bianca Lawson), aka Emily’s late love?

When asked whether Maya would ever return from the dead a lá Alison DiLaurentis, Marlene tweeted: “I never say never on PLL. " Does that comment make anyone else cautiously excited? Perhaps, it’s foolish hope, but now that we know Ali faked her death, we wonder who else might be rising from the Rosewood dead. Especially given that the events surrounding Maya’s death are as hazy as Ali’s. Just like Ali, there was a gap of time between when Maya disappeared and when she was found dead. And, though stalker Lyndon James seemed to confess to the murder, he died before he can truly be questioned about it.

This isn’t the first time Marlene had dropped a subtle hint that Maya might be alive. In October, Marlene shared a photo of her computer with a pen reading “Emily & Maya” nestled amongst the keys on the keyboard. And, in September, Bianca didn’t completely shoot down the theory that Maya might be alive, telling MaximoTV: “You never know. Maybe. Maybe. People that are maybe dead or are dead have come back.” Is Maya alive and well somewhere? And, if so, does Alison know about it? (There has to be a Rosewood chapter of Death-Fakers Anonymous, right?) Finally, might “A” be after Maya in the same way he is after Ali? We’re not ready to rule any of this out -- especially if it means Maya could return.

Do you think Maya is still alive? Why or why not? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the Pretty Little Liars Season 4 winter premiere on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.