A local lady who claimed she was a Master Gardener once told me it was close to impossible to raise maple trees in our Zone 4 weather and clay soil.
A different expert at a tree nursery recommended a Deborah Maple, a close cousin to the Norway Maple which is so hardy it's sometimes considered an invasive species. My Deborah is doing well, thank you very much. She is expected to grow to fifty feet tall and to live over a hundred years.
Deborah did so well I planted an Autumn Blaze Maple in the front yard after my weeping birch was assassinated by a backhoe and borer beetles. Autumn Blaze is doing fine too. She looks gorgeous in the fall and is also supposed to grow fifty feet tall and outlive both me and my grandkids.