Grammarly says, "verb form use"
Some may ask, “How can the past be forgotten?
Some ask, "How can the past be forgotten?
The sentences have almost the same meaning. Some may ask...., using the modal verb may, rhetorically anticipates the possibility that this question will be asked; Some ask..., using the simple present tense, grammatically shows that this question is regularly or routinely asked.
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