> Ah! Forgot about that one. Yeah, that makes no sense at all.
The only thing that makes sense is Maz Kanata possibly being a force user in the vein of a small person giving advice about the force like how Yoda functioned in the original trilogy. In Force Awakens, she says she knows the force and just happens to have a lightsaber. Like clearly a lot of things were cut and undeveloped from the trilogy and it wouldn't be shocking that Maz Kanata was force sensitive but all the hints got cut from the movie. A small stature person in tuned with the force is not a stretch in this case.