Big leaf maple and vine maple are two different trees, both are native to and are used in the Pacific Northwest and Canada.
MarkUK. your maple is a European tree so we don't truly know if it is OK to use until someone in Europe reports that it is good to cook with. I suggest you try it on a few sausages and report back.
FWIW the maple I use smells like smoky sugar when burning, if yours has a similar smell when burned I think it will be OK.
I know someone in France that uses local oak and sweet acacia as smoking wood. Acacia is strong like mesquite, a little goes a long way.
After further study Acer campestre is found in the States, it has been imported as an ornamental, I have not seen it reported on any BBQ forum as a smoking wood, it is known as hedge maple over here.