The maple seeds/fruit (known to botanists as samaras, and, in some cultures, as whirlybirds or helicopters), are usually abundant. There are a couple of dozen of them in this photo, which is of a small part, maybe 2 or 3 percent or less, of the whole tree.
How many of these would you expect to grow to be mature maple trees? And, more broadly, how many new adult trees would you expect this maple tree to have as offspring, during its life?
The answers to these questions may surprise you. They are none, and one. Why? Here's why. If each and every one of just the seeds in this photo grew to maturity, and other maple seeds did the same, and continued to do so for a few generations, the world would be covered in maple trees. It isn't. Unless there is an expansion of maples, each maple, on average, produces one offspring that reaches maturity and makes another generation's worth of maple seeds. On the other hand, if the replacement rate is less than one new maple per maple tree, it wouldn't take long for maples to vanish.
The usual replacement rate for organisms is one adult descendant in the next generation.
There are exceptions, but they must be temporary. Humans have often produced more than enough to replace themselves, and human populations have expanded. But this can't, and won't, go on forever. Other organisms have also had growing populations. Fire ants in the southeast US come to mind. There didn't used to be any, but now many a pasture has lots of nests visible. And, conversely, other types of living things have disappeared, or have nearly done so, such as cougars, because they don't replace their population numbers.
Darwin's concept of natural selection used the ideas of lots of offspring, and that the fittest survive. Although we can see no important differences between the maple seeds in the photo, it is likely that there are some genetic differences, giving some seeds a better chance than others. (Chance also plays a role -- where the seeds land surely would make a difference in their ability to survive.)
Keep growing and multiplying, but don't take over the earth's surface! Thanks for reading.