Dear teachers,

Could you possibly tell me the meaning of the phrase" be likely to+ver" as appears in the following paragraph:

A common misconception is that none must always be treated as singular. The customary support for this view is that none necessarily means "not one" (implying singularity); in fact, "none" is just as likely to imply "not any" (implying plurality). As noted in The American Heritage Dictionary: "the word has been used as both a singular and a plural noun from Old English onward.

Just as likely = there is the same chance that ....

He smokes cigarettes but he is just as likely to smoke cigars - the chances of him smoking cigars are the same as cigarettes.
Thank you Optilang very much