Client wrote in his job description something like:
so, he/she already knows who to hire.
Success manager is sending invites to other freelancers, including me, although Maria is there among applicants.
Why is success manager wasting my time?
Positive thing: at least I'm not invisible to search engines.
Sounds like a dishonest person to me. You can easily ask someone from oDesk management to confirm if this person works for them.
Someone will probably see your message soon.