He is beautiful!
As for the warnings, I read somewhere that wolves themselves aren't, generally, dangerous, and that it is the wolf/dog hybrids that are behind a lot of the attacks you hear about, but the wolves get the bad rep. It also said that typically, wolves are much more timid/flighty than dogs, not aggressive like you would think.
Being in Aus, we don't have wolves, but we do have dingos and with correct training and handling they can make good companions. I'm sure it'll be the same with Maya. Best of luck with him!
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