Maybe my problem was so silly or easy that nobody has given me the answer. I have finally figured it out.
Dconf-editor will not allow me to add non-existant entries in the gui, it'll only let me edit the parameters that appear onscreen. It's weird because there is an unhide-delay and hide-delay setting already when I type dconf list-recursive bla bla bla in the terminal, but it does not show up in dconf-editor. Strange. So in order to edit the parameter it has to be done from the terminal. By using dconf you can write new entries or edit exisiting ones. In my case I had to type in:
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dconf write /org/mate/panel/toplevels/top/unhide-delay 400
As simple as that. But it took me quite some time to figure it out. And the parameter now does appear in dconf-editor.
I wonder why this parameter was not visible in dconf-editor from the beginning?