Maxwell smirked, applauded and gritted his teeth. Truth be told Kuro-san stirred up many emotions in him right now. He was actually excited and intrigued by what he had done so far. However, the rooms and medal the man just presented destroyed it all. It was cruel, jut cruel. First he built up so much, creating a hope spot, only to completely crush it in the next moment. As interesting as it was, all the stuff he said.
Knowing he possessed powers like these, it would be most foolish to rely on any of that information.
All of it could be, and for the best it should be assumed to be, fake.
In fact what they just saw Maxwell assumed to be a fake too, however he decided to not be too outspoken about it as it could cause even greater chaos if he was too open about his position right now.