These guys are so right. I mean, they are a company, and they have to make sure they protect their interests, but they're cool, and open to ideas!
Here is the e-mail I received from "The Google Team":
Thank you for the detailed information you passed along. Google grants you
a limited right to use the Google Web APIs service for commercial
Your use is still governed by the rest of the Terms and Conditions at
http://www.google.com/apis/api_terms.html. This includes, but is not
limited to, the fact that you may not use the search results provided by
the Google Web APIs to create a product or service that competes with
those offered by Google. Please also note that this service is still in
beta and may be taken down for maintenance purposes or discontinued at any
time. While Google is providing the Google Web APIs service to you free of
charge, we reserve the right to charge for this service at any time in the
Best of luck with your project. If you find that you need additional
queries in future, please let us know.
The Google Team