Unfortunately Maine has no legal recourse for applicants in it's statutes equivalent to New Hampshire's RSA 159:6-e and 159:6-f.
Link to 6-e
Link to 6-f
Following an inquiry made by my State Rep. I received a letter from the Attorney General's office saying in essence that A.G. Schneider supports municipal issuing authorities who make it more difficult for residents to get permits than the Department of Public Safety does for non-residents. According to them, an applicant's only recourse is to file suit at his own expense in Superior Court and fight against taxpayer funded attorneys.