I'm unaware on any limitations in combination with newer maven versions.
On my dev machine I'm using 3.6.3, which is the distributed LTS on this Ubuntu.
Our leading-edige build jobs are working with 3.8.6.
Do you face any issues when updating?
At any rate, you should update that engine 8.0.12. It has sever security issues. Currently 8.0.28 is available.