"We certainly don't want to finish bottom and we'll be trying our hardest to win," Maloney told BBC Scotland.
"In the last few games there's been little signs of recovery and I really hope that that's the case on Tuesday."
Highlights - Scotland 0-2 Belgium
Belgium's Steven Defour and Kevin Mirallas scored the goals to ensure Scotland are still without a home win in a disappointing qualifying campaign for Brazil 2014.
An away loss to Serbia in March ended Scotland's hopes of qualifying for the competition, but a subsequent 1-0 victory in Croatia gave the country hope of better fortunes under manager Gordon Strachan, who succeeded Craig Levein in January.
Tuesday's match in Skopje is Scotland's penultimate Group A fixture.
"I think we've started on the road to trying to become a better team," added Maloney, who has been capped 31 times by his country.
"There's just been a little feeling in the last few games that we've got a little bit better. We've just got to continue that.
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