La Malinche was not exactly Cortez's "maid." Since she spoke Mayan and quickly learned Spanish, she was his translator and probably his lover. She is both revered and hated in Mexico. She was a survivor of the holocaust of the Conquista, but she also assisted in facilitating it, so she is also viewed as a traitor.
She was a slave hat was given to Cortez as a gift, but supposedly she felt in love woth him, that´s were the term "malinchismo" comes from and means the love of mexicans for foreigner things/people.
Malinchismo: Actitud de quien muestra apego a lo extranjero con menosprecio de lo propio.