I think maid can be slipping much more in the short/mid term, i like maid a lot but i cut back a big portion of my maid porto.
Simply cause its taking to long, soon big enterprises are already working with Sia and Storj, people switched to Ethereum web 3 and all there Dapps, in this section you need a lot of speed to keep up with other innovations and thats the only thing i see Maid lacking atm.
First movers advantage is important, you can see it by how much developers join and create on the ethereum blockchain wont be easy to get them to work for maidsafe, and how longer it takes how harder it gets. With people making great things like Raiden network etc that also can work great for many usecases.
And thats just my opinion so dont all say im stupid and wrong. People can have different opinions keep that in mind.