At 3/4 ton payload, hardly a weak truck. Those of us that remember the old GM CK2500 platform, the Maverick has the same or better payload capacity, albeit with lower towing capability. It's a reasonable tradeoff for its convenient size and improved economy.
I would think the dealer could remove it for you or you might even get them to not install it at the factory and simply store the decal inside the car for you. Dunno. Ask your dealer.
We live in a world now where this next generation of car buyers needs stickers and decsls to express their...
A hybrid capable of towing 4K pounds would likely require RWD or AWD and a more powerful gas engine. Since RWD is not likely with this platform, AWD it would be. At that point, I can't imagine the hybrid having much of an advantage over the EB. Ford probably knows this.