Of course having studs is best. But plans don't always work out.
Maurice here can serve as a solid protector in a starting posse that is running without studs. With the right mix of hucksters in his posse, the prospect of losing their big stud should be daunting for most shootout decks.
add in the prospect of subsequently using one of a variety of shootout actions to bring your own stud into the shootout after neutralizing the other side, and Maurice here might just earn himself a spot in a few Fear Monger decks.
(Or even a few Law Dog decks focusing on punishing cheating)