While Turaga or similar political figures handled the daily affairs of the regions Makuta were assigned to, did they ever talk to the rulers personally? Or did most Makuta favor a hands-off approach unless something drastic happened like the Matoran Civl War? Did you personally meet any of the Toa Mangai, Dume, or his predecessor?
There was no set standard for how the Brotherhood interacted with their subjects, so methods tended to vary from member to member. Mutran, for example, rarely left his laboratory, while Gorast preferred a far more… active approach.
As for myself? At first, I was more directly involved in governing Metru Nui, in the hope that its denizens would better appreciate how I improved their lives. But when it became clear that they would rather worship someone they could not even see, I withdrew into seclusion, and watched over them from the shadows.