Not all maples. Silver and Red maple don't need stratification. Most authorities claim Japanese red maples, aka cut leaf maples, do need it.
In fact, Silver and Red Maple seeds do not store well. For many years on Long Island as a child, I planted the seeds from Norway maple. They sprouted.
Then in a different town raising two boys, we planted Silver maple seeds all the time. I was constantly pulling seedlings from my containers and vegetable garden all summer from that Springs seed crop.
Bottom line, try it both ways, and report back on the forums. I would be curious to hear.