i dont think they are trying to kill maid...
it's pretty obvious what is going on here.
there isnt much demand, and not many traders, and there are a ton of coins sitting on that exchange and more coming in. over 1.3M maid are available to loan, some at very cheap interest rates (like 4% apr), so the easy thing to do is to short/dump and wait for someone moving his maid from masterxchange to sell off and pay back the short with 50% discounted MAID coins. he might not even have to wait he cal trigger stop loss orders on MAID as well.
for example at one point in the last hour it looked like over 600k or so MAID had been loaned out as the total available went down to 600k. you dump 300-600k, trigger a stop loss and buy back.
quick way to make some cash