I was also a fan of Cali TImmins so I enjoyed her portrayal of Maggie. It was unfortunate that she started as sort of a replacement for Kimberly after the Kirkland debacle (young pretty actress striving to make it in the big city by any means necessary). Then, Maggie got caught up in the worst parts of the Max DeBujak saga, including hidden rooms and plans for world domination. So, her romance with Dave was a highlight. On a personal note, I'm a sucker for Jewish representation, and the fact that a New York based soap had no deli or Jewish characters seemed like an oversight. Although, if internet boards were around at the time, I'm sure many fans would have been up in arms that the deli diverted attention away from Ryan's Bar as it was reconstructed after a bomb.
Heaven forbid! She was the titular Ryan of Ryan's Hope. What would they all have hoped for if she was killed off?