When I refered to style of workbench to make, I was addressing the different things to consider when in this task. On the first place, to be considered is the application of the work bench, is going on to be used for power tools, hand tools or both. Second point to focus, work holding, are going to be vises, dog holes or holdfasts, considered in your design? Facts such as whether the wood is light or dark affect the way you could see your work if the shop is dark.
But at the end maple is a good species to work your top, my message is that even though maple is a very desirable wood to have, look at other variables before starting the project