A common misperception is that p = .05 means there is a 5% probability of obtaining the observed result by chance. The correct interpretation is that there is a 5% probability of getting a result this large (or larger) if the effect size equals zero.
What is a p value?
A p value is the answer to the question: if the null hypothesis were true, how likely is this result? A low p says “highly unlikely”, making the null improbable and therefore rejectable.