Maryland is among the toughest state's in the country to get a permit. As a small business owner that is required to carry money, you may have a chance. Maryland is notorious for saying no to just about everyone , even those who seem to fit the statute but may be on the fence. It's probably a waste of time, but you'll only be out a bit of cash at the worst. May as well try.
This is not legal advice nor does it create an attorney-client relationship. This is for education and informational purposes only. It is always recommended that you contact an attorney with any concerns as each individual case is unique.