I reckon it would. Even basic scripting gives you access to otherwise, not accessible, direct route for actions you often repeat.
I think it depends on a particular implementation. In Maxscript, you can just make an action, select it in the menu (it shows which code the program creates for this action), and drag on a panel, getting a new button for repeated actions. For example, if you need to import\export to obj 30 times a day, it might save you 4 clicks on each action just by making one shortcut. It’s already 120 unnecessary clicks you won’t make in a single day.
What if you need to make tens of same actions? It’s often the case.
I was reluctant studying maxscript, as it seemed dejectedly similar to programming. So I first started learning math I skipped at school, but it’s not really necessary at starting levels.
Scripting is not the same as high-level programming, and is often tailored for artists. Also it aims for more mundane tasks, such as batching, automation, rather than creating new programs.
I’m very new to maxscript, but I can foresee the fruitfulness in the long run. It’s awesome, but you have to be ready mentally, having some years of familiarity with the program. Sure you can automate any tatks, be it modeling, lighting, animation.
It’ like a constructor, where you learn which properties objects have, and how to modify them. You don’t have to know them all by heart, but where to look for.
So yeah, it’s worth it, and you might learn it for a couple of months to get main ideas. It should already help you a lot.