Make command not producing any output

I’m trying to make some small apps in C and naturally I wanna use make to compile multiple files together. The problem I have is that make produces absolutely no output in any circumstance.
E.g., if I run it in a folder with no Makefile or with a Makefile containing gibberish, it doesn’t say “makefile not found” or “invalid instruction”. It simply doesn’t produce any output and quits.
I tried looking up the man page for it, but it seems to be completely blank, with literally zero lines of text.

What could I do?

man here (-d --debug)

pacman -Qo make return good package ?