It's interesting, but if you look at the first season of Voyager, the Maquis come off as hostile and violent. Or it least there were small suggestions hinting at it.
As if to contrast against the more peaceful and calm Starfleet characters. Later they seemed to be more Federation-like and honorable.
I think that was part of the view the writing was attempting to show at times- 'the Maquis are bad, see how violent and ruthless they can be?'.